This weekend, at Pink Impact, I was hit hard with this reality. I have heard about it several times, and even made a little something for one of the babies. But it never really sunk in until I had the opportunity to share with a girl who just recently found herself in an unplanned pregnancy about this amazing ministry. The look on her face was priceless. A look of hope instead of despair. A look of purpose instead of guilt. She was loved on instead of feeling like she was damaged goods. Someone cared about her and the new little life inside of her. She was told that no matter whether her child was planned or unplanned, the Lord still had a purpose for this sweet little bundle growing in her belly. His hands were literally holding her baby inside of her womb.
"As Christians step out of their comfort zones and use their voice for those who have none, more and more girls are thinking twice about having an abortion. New laws are being enacted that make the mother view the sonogram and hear the heartbeat of their unborn baby at least 24 hours before undergoing an abortion procedure. This window gives them just a little more time to really process the choice they’re about to make. And because of these changes, more babies are being saved.
This is a good thing right?
Of course it is. It is a GREAT thing. Lives are being saved. But what happens after a girl finally makes the difficult decision to follow through with the pregnancy? A lot of times, she has nine lonely months of worry and fear. Friends distance themselves, and her family may even turn their backs on her. The father of the baby might just run because he can’t handle the pressure. What happens to this girl that made the brave and courageous decision to keep her baby when the world has turned away?"
Enter Embrace Grace. Whether they keep their baby or place for adoption, Embrace Grace is a support system for them as they begin their journey of being a young mother or blessing another family with their baby.
Recently, two young mommas blessed another family with their sweet babies. What incredible women. These women thought of the best life for their child. For whatever reason, these young moms were not able to keep their little baby. They knew that there were families out there that were yearning for a child. What a self-less act to bless another family with your child. To chose life, and carry your child for nine months, knowing that you were going to bless a family in the end of the journey. It's amazing.
Usually, Embrace Grace throws a group shower a the end of each semester of the program that the young mommas go through. It's a wonderful thing! However, the ladies that chose adoption get a different kind of shower. They receive a "Celebration of Life" shower for their selfless act. Fun, right?!
The next shower is THIS FRIDAY. I know, it's short notice, but I just found out about it :) HOWEVER, there is still time to send a sweet little something for these ladies. It may not get here on time, but wouldn't you like to bless them? We can get it to them within the next week or so if it doesn't make it here on time. I plan on making them some handmade goodies.
Would you like to go in with me and do something for them?
How awesome would it be for them to feel the love and support of ladies that have adopted, prayed for adoption, etc. How incredible would it be for it to come from women that they don't even know?
I'll be going to the shower on Friday. At this point, I don't want to give out names for privacy purposes, but if you contact me with information, I can send you a list of their favorite things.
Feel free to repost this picture on Instagram or Twitter to rally up support for these women. Let's use hashtag #EGCelebrationOfLife to keep it all together :)
You can email me at kimberlcampbell (at) gmail (dot) com for shipping info.
You ladies are awesome! Thank you so much for your support and prayers for these ladies!!!