Friday, March 22, 2013

Real Life: Kristen's Story

Kristen was finishing her nursing degree, working and making her way on her own. And she was pregnant.

“I didn’t exactly know how I was going to do it,” Kristen shared. “I had no idea how I was going to bring in income or who I could turn to since my family wasn’t there. I definitely had my days and my doubts where I just wanted to end everything. I honestly felt alone.”

“When I walked in [The Keim Centers], I was scared and nervous and full of emotions,” Kristen said. “I had thought of abortion but I knew I could never go through with it; I knew God gave me this baby for a reason. When I left the center, I felt relieved – like I had a big weight lifted off my shoulders. It definitely calmed me down and made me figure out how to tell everybody in a calm manner.”

“I went to church that following Sunday,” Kristen recalled, “and the people encouraged me, the sermon was amazing ... and I knew from that moment I wasn’t going to get through this without having God right there beside me.”

After gaining the acceptance of her family and the father of the baby, Kristen welcomed a healthy little boy, Landon Ray, into the world last March. Despite her busy schedule (and lack of sleep!), Kristen has not forgotten the impact of The Keim Centers.

“My life is full of joy with him in it; he makes the stress worth living for,” Kristen said. “I can’t imagine my life without him. Thank you for everything – for your support and your prayers and just always being there for me and for him. It definitely helped me get through some really tough times. I really don’t know what I would have done without [The Keim Centers].”

Kristen and her son, Landon, are actual clients. Their names and likenesses have not been changed. Please keep them in prayer. She continues to work full time, press hard toward her goal of becoming a Registered Nurse, and grow in her relationship with our Heavenly Father.

Photography by Tracey Sanders •

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