Choices has been an amazing experience that I continue to come to. The Choices staff have been the most pleasant that I’ve encountered. They have helped me become a better mother, for that I thank them exponentially.
I’ve gotten the opportunity to learn about subjects that I had no idea would have such a drastic effect on my child’s life. I took courses on baby and child CPR, baby massage, and ways to help my child grow and blossom. They have helped me in ways I never thought possible.
I enjoy and love coming to my Choices courses and will continue to do so as my child grows! Thank you Choices, and Choices staff!
At this time last year my whole life changed. I found out that I was pregnant and I didn't know what my next step would be. A friend recommended that I go to Choices, desperate and concerned I went. When I arrived I was greeted with a friendly face and calm words. Unplanned pregnancy can be scary. I was able to talk and confide in the women that helped me at Choices. Without being judged or told how to feel, they discussed life with me and I left knowing which direction I wanted my next step to be even though I hadn't fully decided yet. The women at choices gave me extensive information on pregnancy and the development of my baby, and they comforted me in the situation I was in. I was able to get an ultra sound and pamphlets and they have kept in touch with me. A year later, and I have the most beautiful little baby angel and I don't know how I lived this long without her. I owe part of my fortune and gratitude to Choices.
On December 12th 2016 I got the shock of my life. I didn’t cry (yet), panic, or even go crazy. It was more of a overwhelming feeling of what now!? and is this real? After the 1st appointment of hearing my babys heartbeat on Dec 30th, it all became real. I felt a part of my heart grow more with love. And then the panic came.
Choices Program and women have by far taking that panic away. I knew I would love my baby more than anything in this world. I knew I would try to be the best mom I possibly could be. But I also realized you can’t be the best at something if you don’t prepare or practice for it. Choice’s is preparing for it all and more. I have gained knowledge in prenatal, child birth, and infant care. There is a lot that comes with bringing a new addition to the world. Of course, the main focus is on the baby, but Choices goes beyond
that. Support through a pregnancy is the best blessing! Knowing that you are never alone and that people who were just complete strangers to you are now one of your biggest supporters, who love you and your precious growing one is a wonderful feeling. I
am beyond blessed to have the chance to be apart of such a amazing program that is changing and making the difference in mother’s lives and future ones.
Thank you and We love you!
Aysia and Baby Jahmir
We have had the joy of watching a young lady come through a very tough time and come out way on top. She gave birth to a beautiful baby, which was neither planned nor even consciously conceived – the baby was the result of a cruel rape.
The young lady had attended a college function to welcome new students on a campus outside her home state. Somehow her soft drink ended up with ingredients she neither wanted nor knew anything about. She became violently ill, was taken to her dorm room by her roommate, who seemingly left the door unlocked and left her alone. . . She knew nothing for five hours or more. When she awoke she felt terrible and had been hurt, but she did not know how. She tried to reason it away, but after two months she had to face reality: someone had raped her while she was unconscious; as a result, she was pregnant. She consulted a doctor who confirmed the pregnancy and advised her to seek the help of the police department. They were nice to her and got her into counseling but explained to her that there was no way to trace the deed back to one of about 300 young men who had been present at the school function.
In her anguish she turned to her parents, wonderful Christians who had raised her in such a way that she had been a virgin before all this happened and who had always taught her that she could come to them with anything. They proved true to their word! She came home and waited for the arrival of the baby in her parent’s home. The baby is being cherished by the mother and the grandparents as one of God’s precious miracles, regardless of the circumstances of the conception.
This gives rise to the need for all parents to realize that these things do happen and can happen to GOOD GIRLS too. We parents must always be ready to love unconditionally, no matter what happens in life. It also points out the fact that young students (and other young women) need to be very careful whom they associate with, what they consume in a setting like this. The safest thing would probably be a closed cold drink the girl would open herself and then keep with her at all times, so nobody would have the opportunity to introduce drugs into it.
We praise the Lord for Christian parents and Christian girls who take whatever life brings, as from the Lord’s hands and in simple obedience deal with the situation they find themselves in. There are far too many women who would have chosen a different end to this situation. Abortion is so often considered as the only answer to a rape situation. But, that is not God’s answer.
This young lady is a living example of this promise. “I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you, not to harm you, to give you future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
This is my story how a wonderful boy came into my life.
I was on the road of drugs and liquor. When things got hard I would run. I wanted to change my life but didn’t know how, so, I kept on living on the edge. That is a scary place to be.
Well, a year ago, I found out that I was carrying God’s greatest gift to woman (men), a baby. I told my parents and my mom wanted me to abort my child and my dad told me I had to face up to it. Nothing was going right at home from the choices I had made. So I ran again but this time my parents would not let me come back home. So I was homeless. January 1st is when I called Sherry Berger. She met me at McDonald’s, bought me something to eat and placed me in a hotel for the night. I remember that all too well. I cried the whole night holding my belly; which was starting to grow and I made a promise to my baby that I would get help. The next day Choices helped me get into a Christian maternity home where “life meets love”.
I was an unhappy person. The one thing that saved me besides hearing my baby’s heartbeat and watching him move on the ultrasound is that Jesus became my best Friend, again. God blessed me with a sweet baby girl born June 30th, weighing 7 lbs and 4 ozs.
My daughter makes my day when she smiles and laughs at me. I give thanks for drawing me closer to Jesus. My mother loves him and so does my whole family; and we are back at home.
Because He is a merciful and loving Father,
Hello, my name is Angela Stall. I am 21 years old and I have a 6 month old baby boy named Easton Lane. I am interning at Clarksville Schools this semester and will be graduating with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Arkansas Tech University next month. I am proud to say I will still graduate in 4 years thanks to my amazing support system.