My whole body went numb and I was shaking. A positive test. How could this be? Is God punishing me? Will my boyfriend, Andres, stick by my side? How will God bless a baby conceived this way?
I had prayed for a negative test. A miscarriage. Anything. I did not want this baby. Not before marriage. Not now. I had just left full-time employment to focus on starting my master’s degree. My parents were both in ministry and would be devastated. I had no idea what to do.
But I felt surrounded by love and truth. Two women from Life Centers were at my side, showing me with great kindness the size of my four-week-old baby. They spoke clearly and gently about the Gospel – the Gospel I had embraced just a few years before – and how this baby was a gift. A gift from God (James 1:17) who was knit together in my womb so preciously and uniquely (Psalm 139).
I saw Jesus in these two women. I felt Him. Hearing God’s Word and feeling the love and acceptance at Life Centers made me confident that it would all be okay. I left the center knowing God would provide.
Now, Andres and I are married and blessed daily by our beautiful daughter, Natalia. I’m a student a IUPUI preparing for the physician’s assistance program. We attend church regularly and are involved in a small group. God has provided in every single way.