Hi! My name is Kendra. I experienced an unintended pregnancy, and I almost didn’t walk through the doors of Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services for help. Let me explain…
My husband and I were happily married, but had not intended to be pregnant. When I found out I was expecting, I panicked. How would we afford a baby? There are a lot of BIG TICKET items this baby is going to need… what are we going to do?
I had heard about SVPS and thought I’d check them out. I didn’t know what to expect the first time. I’m sure many pregnant women can relate to the changing hormones and overwhelming emotions that come with pregnancy. I was terrified, and as I crossed their front porch, I almost didn’t go inside. It’s unnerving–going into an unknown place by yourself! I thought, “It’s fine… I will just research everything online, read some books.” But now I can say with absolute certainty that walking in that door was one of the best choices I have EVER made!
As soon as I entered, a staff member there greeted me with the warmest smile. She seemed friendly and knowledgeable, but I was still uncertain about them! Then she showed me around, explained their prenatal classes to me, and told me all about how I could earn baby clothes, bottles, and more! Who ever heard of a place that will allow you to earn SO MANY THINGS you need for your baby while you learn! I can honestly say that even with the support I had from family and friends, it was that moment with her that helped me breathe a huge sigh of relief. She had answered all my questions and more in a brief 15-minute introduction to the center.
Anyone can give things away to moms in need. But the pregnancy center gave me the tools to learn, succeed and grow! James 1:17 says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” The help God provided for me and my family through SVPS really felt like “good and perfect gifts.” I am truly thankful.