My Journey to Investing in Life -- originally posted on July 29, 2019

This blog was originally posted on July 29, 2019 on another blog platform.

My journey to investing in life began when a dear friend of mine got pregnant. We were young, and honestly, I didn’t really have much knowledge about what to do. As a matter of fact, if I’m going to be perfectly honest … I was a pretty selfish young adult. When she came to me, one of her best friends, and told me she was going to get an abortion, I didn’t try to stop her, or talk to her, or even sympathize with her. It was pretty much just a “shrug of the shoulders” kind of response. However, over the years as I watched this beautiful young lady withdraw more and more and turn to drugs and alcohol, I felt helpless. How could I help? I really wasn’t even there for her when she needed me. And, neither were Pregnancy Resource Centers. She really had nowhere else to turn, so she turned to the abortion clinic. The lie told to her was that an abortion would “take care of her problem.” No one ever told her the lasting effects emotionally, spiritually, and physically … and there were effects. I saw them. And I could do nothing. I did nothing. Since that time Pregnancy Resource Centers have become a beacon of hope, truth, and life to women facing an unplanned pregnancy. We offer the truth to those who choose to walk through our doors. We do share all their options … focusing on the options of parenting and adoption. We give them hope through the programs and resources we offer to help them on their journey. We offer abundant life through the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. And, although we will never perform or refer for abortion, we do offer them education about the procedures of abortion … about the long-term effects so many women suffer from after having an abortion … We want them to know that abortion is NOT their only option. We can’t make that choice for them, but we can educate them and give them the information they need as they alone make their choice. And then, we can be there for them … no matter what choice they make … we love them, support them, encourage them, and help them through their life choices. So, when the opportunity to become the Executive Director of Life Options Clinic (formerly Pregnancy Resource Center) came up, you better believe I knew this was my moment … my moment to help women, my moment to say, “never again” will I have an attitude of a “shrugged shoulder.”

We live in a dark time. A time when life is no longer valued. At Life Options Clinic we value ALL life. We believe life begins at conception and should only end when our Creator deems it time. We do understand the challenges women and families face. We meet those challenges with love and grace. We know that no challenge is insurmountable. We walk through those challenges with our families.

Learn more about what we do by visiting our website: http://www.lifeoptionsclinic.org. Or, come visit us at 5775 Berryhill Road, Milton, FL, and we’ll show you more about how we walk through those challenges. Over the weeks to come, I’ll be sharing more specific ways we do just that. Join me.

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Friday, 29 May 2020