When I found out I was pregnant I was not in the best situation mentally or physically. I had been unemployed for 4 months, and my boyfriend had just tragically lost his mother unexpectedly. I was at a very low point. Before she was shot and killed we had become spiritual accountability partners. When she died it hit me very hard, and the morning of her funeral I found out I was pregnant. At this point I was completely stressed out and feeling defeated. When I finally accepted that I was pregnant I freaked out. I didn’t know how I was going to pay for anything and I didn’t have support from family or friends.
I came to Care Net Peninsula because my boyfriend and I were emotionally unstable to make a sound decision about whether we should keep the baby or not. I [was] in hopes of some resources and counseling so that I could make a decision. Although I have been a believer in Christ, with all these things happening at once I [felt like] I had lost my connection with God. I couldn’t seem to get out of the state of depression I was in. When I came to Care Net they welcomed me with open arms. They prayed over me and offered support with the loss of my boyfriend’s mom. The most comforting thing I received was a new Bible.
I walked out of the Care Net office in tears, but tears of joy. Tears of hope for the future and a overwhelming feeling that someone really cared for the health and well-being of me and my unborn child. I received phone calls periodically from the staff just checking on me; which means worlds to me. Since coming to Care Net, I have gained a whole new perspective on life. I am very excited to meet my little one. I am so thankful that I found this center. Care Net has definitely left an impression on my life and I will always remember what was done for me at one of the darkest times of my life.
Kyla welcomed baby Jace in late February.