Well, it has been like FOREVER since I blogged. Not a good way to attain and keep followers and readers.
Today, I was reading a blog post by one of my favorite photography gurus and from one of the first blogs I followed and read backward in until my eyes were tired… very tired.
Anyway, Karen Russell from My Life… just not on the road I expected (but it’s still dang good) posted long ago about her work at a pregnancy center and posted again today about it. The pregnancy center is dear to her heart because she was once a young teen expecting a baby and not sure where to turn. She posted a giveaway today… you could win a spot in her class just for making a donation to the pregnancy center where she works. As soon as I saw the post, I wanted to share it with people and here is why…
As many of you may or may not know, I was also a teen mom. I didn’t know I was a teen mom until the state sent me a letter telling me, but I was. I was a freshmen in college when I learned that Trevor would come into my life. It was quite a rollercoaster but never once did I hesitate in knowing what was going to be the best. I am not saying I wasn’t scared shitless, because I was. I am not going to say I was alone, because I wasn’t. Trevor’s dad was there for me, as was his family and my family. We (two teens) could not have done it without all the love and support we received. I can not imagine going through all of it with no support.
I was one of the lucky ones. I did not need the help and support of a community pregnancy center. I was able to take the love and support of so many in my life and get through it all and I now have an amazing 19 (almost 20) year old to thank God for.
Get to the point already Robin…
Well, I would like you to do something right now.
First of all, stop and say a quick prayer for all those who are just finding out they will be having a baby soon (and were not planning on it… wink wink) and give them a little prayer hug to help them through this day.
Next, if you know of a local pregnancy/women’s center you can donate to or volunteer at… do it! If you don’t have a local one, read Karen’s post and send some money to the one she volunteers at. I don’t know the resources in my local community/area but plan to do some research so I can donate locally as well.
And because a post without a picture is boring…
Here is THE Karen Russell at a class I took in Billings, MT. Totally and completely OOF… Out of Focus! But, I love it anyway.
And… One of my boy, Trevor. The boy who turned my world upside down and has been with me through it all… Love you – Trev!