Weightless and Free
- Nichole Palmer
I found out that I was pregnant at the age of 25 through an emergency room visit. When I found out, I was nervous, scared, worried, anxious...basically whatever emotion you can come up with, I was feeling it. I knew from the start that my baby’s father was not going to be around. When I told him I was pregnant, he kept telling me to get rid of the baby, but this was never an option for me. I may not have been ready to have a baby, but I was going to do what was right and care for my child.
I went to Pregnancy Resources the day after I found out about being pregnant. This is when I met Jenny who did an ultrasound for me. This was amazing! I was able to see my little baby and was so excited to show off the pictures I received. I began to attend parenting classes at Pregnancy Resources, so I would be better prepared for my child’s arrival. During this time, I spoke with Jenny because I was struggling emotionally and mentally. There were times when I felt alone and scared knowing I was going to be a single mother and other times I would feel angry about it. Jenny referred me to a counselor who helped me to cope with these emotions and also led me to accept Jesus Christ in my life as my personal savior. I have never felt so weightless and free in my life. Here I was, trying to carry the weight of all my sins and worries when I didn’t have to carry any of it.
I gave birth to my son in February of 2011, and knew I wanted to begin going to church regularly. A few months later, my son and I started to attend a local church that a friend of mine was a member of. After a few months, I attended an Encounter weekend and learned so much more of what Jesus did for me on the cross. At the end of the weekend, I was able to nail my sins to the cross and they were gone. After this moment, I began to live my life differently and to look at life with a new perspective.
It has been almost three years since I walked into Pregnancy Resources scared and worried but looking back, I know God had a plan. He led me there, and He helped me every step of the way. I’m so appreciative for Jenny and the staff members at Pregnancy Resources for allowing me an opportunity to speak up about what I was going through in my difficult time. I would not be who I am or where I am if it wasn’t for their kind hearts and support.
Posted on Thu, May 2, 2013
by Sara Calcote