When I found I out I was pregnant, I had no idea what I was going to do. I thought there was no way I could provide for a child and decided that abortion was my only option. I went to the City Health Department looking for an abortion referral, but they suggested I go to the Pregnancy Care Center, a local Care Net center in Rocky Mountain, North Carolina. At first I was scared they were going to judge me because of my situation, but when I walked through the doors I was accepted with open arms. My peer counselor offered me hope and assurance and told me that God has a plan for everyone, and that included me and my child. She told me that God would take care of both of us if I would let Him. That day, I gave my life to Jesus Christ and chose life for my child.
The center arranged for me to have an ultrasound, which revealed that I was having twins! Excited but a little anxious, this news motivated me to begin parenting classes at the center as well as to attend a Bible Study. Through the parenting classes, I learned how to take care of myself, as well as my children. Through the Bible Study, I learned how to draw closer to God and how to make positive decisions for my future. I realized that I'm worth waiting for and have made a new commitment to remain abstinent until marriage.
Today, I am the proud mother of twins, a boy and girl, who I named Ma’chi and Ma’chiya. I plan on completing a degree in nursing and will soon begin classes.
If I could give advice to other girls that find themselves in a similar situation, I would tell them to never give up and to put all their faith in God, because with Him, anything is possible!
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