I stepped into Hope Clinic for the first time for a pregnancy test in 2017. No insurance, pregnant for the first time, and nervous. I feared being a mom. NO idea how to take care of my home, my husband, AND mother children. Leaving Hope Clinic after my appointment and counseling session I saw a Bible verse box and grabbed a slip. Romans 12:12 “Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.” That evening I miscarried. We mourned. Then later got pregnant again. We struggled through those first years of parenting without extra support, but grateful to choose life.
Then, pregnant again! No insurance still, less fearful, but still a mess. 2.5 years after the first test I knew I needed Hope Clinic again to make it through this time. I joined the free Pregnancy Bridge Program which included mentoring and counseling. What. A. Life. Change. I was given the tools I needed and the empowerment to make changes myself. Over the years I’ve prayed in desperation for help to change. For the first time I see the other side of those prayers. God used that first test, even the first tragedy, to lead me to Hope Clinic today. Through that little verse He kept me connected to the people at Hope Clinic who would minister to me in a way that enables me now, with not one child but two, to THRIVE in daily confidence, and with all hope for the future.