Yes to Life
Jazmiere said yes to life. But she first struggled. Her self-talk held messages like, “What am I going to do with a baby? I really shouldn’t keep my baby. I didn’t want to bring another life into the world to struggle with me. I didn’t want to be that person.”
Her friend also told her she needed to have an abortion. The baby’s father didn’t want anything to do with the baby or the pregnancy. Jazmiere was nervous and uncertain. Emotionally, she was all over the place. It was a lot to handle for such a young woman. Her friend kept prompting her to get an abortion.
When she came onto the mobile unit, the team talked with Jazmiere. They showed Jazmiere her baby with the incredible gift of ultrasound and helped her to see how she could choose life. This was a transformation point for Jazmiere. She recognized that she could pull her life together, raise this little baby and move forward or potentially continue to spiral out of control.
She left that day with more hope, but still uncertain. The discussions she had with the women on the mobile unit made her hopeful that she could do this and that she would never be alone. She returned for her follow-up ultrasound a week later, the baby had grown and nearly doubled in size since she last saw her baby, and she heard the heartbeat again. She chose life for her baby!
She received vital classes and coaching on how to be a successful parent in a judgement-free zone full of love and guidance, leaving weekly with supplies for the baby on the way. A local church mothers’ group adopted Jazmiere, and threw a baby shower for her and when she heard they were doing this it brought her to tears. The mobile unit family even came to the labor and delivery to support Jazmiere so that she would feel a support network where people are faithful in keeping their word that she had never known.
Her walk with God has continued to grow as her child has become the best little gift she could have ever received. Her daughter, Cameron, is so indescribable and Jazmiere says, “My daughter saves me every day, she’s so happy, it’s so rewarding knowing that another life is good in your hands. She is the best thing that ever happened to me, she really is.”
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. - John 1:4
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Published on Sunday, February 21, 2021 @ 3:57 PM EDT