Seven Birthdays Later!

Some days just stay with you.

For Shelby, the date is February 9, 2015. How clearly she remembers walking out the door of Care Net’s First Care Clinic with an ultrasound picture and a reason to live.
Shelby and her daughter seven years ago.

“My lifestyle had become so unmanageable that every time I spoke with my mother on the phone, she asked me how she should start planning my funeral. I knew I had to get clean, but I didn’t know how. Then a miracle happened: I found out  I was pregnant. Yes, a miracle, because this baby saved my life. Right then and there I stopped everything and I moved back home to start planning for our future–the future I would have with my baby. Now I had a reason to live! Not only did Care Net help me prepare for motherhood, they helped me rekindle my relationship with my mother and helped me recognize that I deserve healthy relationships in my life and how to have them.”

Now, Seven years later, Shelby and her daughter are thriving.
Today, Shelby has healthy relationships, a fulfilling job, and joy being a mom. She shared, “Seven years ago today I found out I was pregnant. My life changed in the blink of an eye. I couldn’t be happier with my life right now. My daughter is healthy, happy, smart, funny, beautiful, and keeps me on my toes. I have a man in my life that makes me so happy (didn’t think it would ever happen). My job is the best I could ever ask for, with so many beautiful people I call my friends. Cheers to the next year and all the wonderful possibilities the future holds.”
Still thriving! Shelby and her daughter today!
Thank you for having the faith to believe that with God, all things are possible!  You are changing lives for eternity!