In part one, Jodi-Anne shared her difficult decision to carry her pregnancy, despite the abandonment of her family. Months later she gave birth to beautiful baby Athena and plunged into deep depression. Here is her journey out of it and into her present joy.
Alone, pregnant, with not a soul in the world to care for her. That’s how Jodi-Anne felt. Here are her early struggles as she made an incredibly difficult pregnancy decision. Be sure to follow her continuing story next week.
Dawn became pregnant while she was in the midst of a “deep hole” – an emotionally dark time in her life. The new burden of pregnancy felt like a disaster. Yet as she walked through those months of pregnancy, she found new strength.
Diane Zimmerman first shared this, her life’s story, as a speech at a women’s Stonecroft luncheon on Manitoulin Island in January 2015. This is my story. How do I tell my life story in a short post? I’ll start at the beginning… My mom and dad immigrated to Canada from a small village in Italy. […]
Nick Vujicic was born with major “obstacles”: he was born without any limbs. As a child he faced major hardship from his peers, despite the love and encouragement he received from his parents. But Nick says that when you listen to lies, you are your biggest discourager. Nick believed the lies he told himself… “No woman […]
A year and a half ago, Selah* boarded a packed bus in the dead of winter, eager to get home from York University. At the next stop, a woman with a stroller waited to board. There was no room for her though, and she urged the bus to continue. The driver just sat there, thinking, […]
By Christina Morrison, volunteer for the Pregnancy Care Centre Each and every day we are forced to make choices. These choices can be simple, such as what to eat for breakfast, or they can be complicated, such as what career to choose. The choices we make often go on to produce a ripple effect in […]
Kate-Lynn is a friend of the PCC – she’s offered to share parts of her journey with us. This scene reveals the almost crippling pressure from the father of her child to terminate her pregnancy. Here’s how she gained the strength to make her own decision. To hear how she discovered she was pregnant, see […]
I had just finished school and started a new job when I found out I was pregnant. This was not something I had planned for at all, and wasn’t exactly “good news.” Coming home from the doctor on a Toronto subway, I was very concerned about what my next step would be. I saw the […]
Seven billion people on one planet… how is it possible to be so surrounded, yet often feel so alone? Joni Eareckson-Tada tells of the Friend who sticks closer than a brother.