I was pregnant. I was scared to death. I was struggling with unhealthy choices. I wondered if my 8-year-old son Johnathan would be jealous because I was having another baby. I didn’t know if I could do this again.
Things weren’t good between me and the baby’s father. None of my family members were happy about my pregnancy and some even offered me money to terminate my pregnancy. I cried a lot during that time.
I tried to get a pregnancy test at a hospital, but there was a long wait so I searched online for help and found Life Forward. I feel like God drew me there.
Before I came to Life Forward I was scared and lost. I didn’t believe in myself, but they believed in me. They helped me as I made my decision and with so many things I needed. I wouldn’t have been able to afford a crib for my son Jayceon, but through Life Forward’s Care Closet ministry, I was able to receive a used crib at no cost. Life Forward was really there for me.
Now, I’m having the best time of my life. I’m managing a restaurant and supporting my family. I also have a lot of help with my kids. I’m not doing the negative things I was before. Now I’m walking by faith, realizing God brought me so far in only a year. I know He will give me everything I need. Would you be willing to help more families like mine this Christmas?
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