You might remember that I started a new job about a year ago. I never really talked about what my new job entailed – I only mentioned that I am now the Executive Director of a nonprofit.
I love my job. I absolutely love going to work every day. And I wanted to finally tell you what I do.
I am the Executive Director of a pregnancy resource center. What does that mean? We help women who are facing unplanned pregnancies make life-affirming decisions for themselves and their babies.
I know I have a very diverse readership. I won’t pretend to know your individual situation and what you have gone through. Everyone has their own story.
But I do know the reality facing the women I work with every day. Many of them weren’t expecting to get pregnant – but now they are. Many of them want to choose life for their babies, but they’re scared. They feel alone. Confused. Without help. Without options.
Far too often, these women feel like abortion is their only choice.
And that breaks my heart.
No woman should ever be put in a position where she thinks abortion is her only option. Maybe her boyfriend is pressuring her. Maybe her parents are threatening to kick her out of their house. Maybe she is afraid of what the future holds.
Our job is to be there for her. To connect her with resources. To let her know she is not alone.
Like I said, I love what I do.
I get to empower women every day. I get to give them hope. It’s a pretty amazing thing.
We charge our clients nothing for our services, receive no government funding for the work we do, and rely entirely on the generosity of individuals and charitable organizations to continue our work. This weekend is our biggest community fundraiser of the year – our Walk for Life.
The Mini Athlete and Little Miss Athlete will be “walking” – actually, riding in their stroller at the Walk this Saturday. If you would like to sponsor them, it would be greatly appreciated! Every little bit helps us continue our work. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Like I said, I know that everyone reading this post right now has their own story. This can be a touchy subject, especially if you’ve been walked that journey. Maybe you’ve never been able to talk to someone about what you went through. I want you to know I’m here. Not to judge. To listen. Email me.
And I hope everyone has the opportunity to someday find a job they love as much as I love mine.