These words are met with such different reactions.
Scenario #1: “Honey, we’re pregnant.”
The husband jerks back and claps. He smiles and through laughter and tears he celebrates, “Oh, baby, that’s wonderful! This is the best news ever! Thank God! I’m going to be a dad!”
Scenario #2: “Mom. Dad. I’m pregnant.”
The parents grin and rush over squeeling, “We’re going to be grandparents!”
Scenario #3: “I’m pregnant.”
Silence. Boyfriend says nothing until the shock and fear dissipate, “Gee, I, uh, is it…what? Like, is it mine? What are you gonna do? I’m not ready for this. I thought you were using protection. This can’t be happening.”
Pregnancy can be the most joyful news or a terrifying shock. It can be the answer to many months of prayer and silent desire or something that couples avoid and protect against.
If you are pregnant, whether it is welcome news or not, please know:
- You are loved.
- You are not alone.
- You are blessed.
God has entrusted to you a child. There are people in your family and community who love you and who will support you in your pregnancy. They know you are scared and they want to help.
Congratulations and may God bless you…
For practical assistance in Saskatoon, contact:
Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre
The Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre is committed to providing generous support, education and acceptance to women and their families who are experiencing unplanned pregnancy, by striving to meet their emotional, spiritual and physical needs. Contact Cathy LaFleche at (306) 665-7550 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at: www.saskatoonpregnancy.com