Six years ago, I was broken. Raising a child on my own, I felt alone. My emotions were all over the place. I didn’t want my emotions to affect my child and our relationship. I knew I had to make a change and I tried going to church. I’ve met some of the most amazing people who made a difference in mine and my child’s life. I started to branch out and reach out more to people. I’ve done mission trips where I’ve gotten to know others and their struggles. I’ve done Woman Camp where other women built into me to become a better person, woman, and child of God. Through it all it has been hard but so rewarding.
Eight years later, I found myself married and pregnant with my second child. I found myself struggling with fears and emotions I didn’t even realize I had. Will my husband leave me, will I have to raise both kids alone? What if me, parenthood, and two kids is just too much for him? I found it hard to enjoy being pregnant and all the little moments. I was scared, but I shared these thoughts with my husband and my moms group. I asked them to pray for me to accept this baby and change my heart. My son is now 9 months and I couldn’t be more in love. It was hard to trust God, have faith, and not throw a constant pity party, but I knew that God had more for me and I had to lean into Him and into my community for a positive outcome.__ -Gabrielle L.__