Wednesday, April 14, 2010
'I wish' .... I had never-ending funds to donate to ______ charity!
I wish I had never ending funds to donate to Life Choices. Life Choices is a non-profit organization that focuses on women facing unplanned pregnancy. They offer prenatal care and counseling as well as parenting classes. In addition to these services, they also help new moms prepare for their up coming arrivals by providing things from diapers to car seats to even maternity clothes. Their main focus is to help women choose life.
This is an organization close to my heart. I feel that this is an invaluable service to our community. It is so hard to face an unplanned pregnancy. Unfortunately, these girls often do not have any parental support which makes an already difficult situation almost unbearable. Life Choices is there to offer support to these new moms. They help reassure them that they have made the right decision by choosing life. It is a very accepting and non judgemental environment. The minute you step foot in the door, you feel wanted and welcome. The volunteers really do want the best for these moms and their babies. It is truly a wonderful organization.
I wish that I had known about Life Choices when I found myself pregnant at 17. While I had the support of my family, it was still an incredibly difficult experience. One that I am still struggling with almost 8 years later. I love my Will more than anything but, I struggle with the guilt of having him so young. I feel like because I was so young that he will suffer in some way. I just hope and pray that when he is old enough to understand the situation that he will realize that I loved him from the very beginning. I hope he knows that from the moment I knew I was going to be his mommy that he was the most important thing in my life.