Caught with an unexpected pregnancy? Here are some words of encouragement | 1/19/2019 | Staff
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You just took a pregnancy test.

Time seems to move slowly as you wait for the results. When you look down and see those positive lines, your mind starts racing. Your first instinct might be to think of all the things that could go wrong or how your unplanned pregnancy will ruin your life.

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Whether it’s doubts about being able to graduate from high school and go to college, finish your degree, concerns about being able to advance in your new career, if you will be able to afford to care for your child, or questioning the impact to your new relationship … your unplanned pregnancy can cause a torrent of concerns.

This is the moment when you need to stop and take a deep breath. You don’t need to borrow worry from tomorrow when you are living in today. After taking time to slow your racing mind, you will be able to think through everything with a clearer mind.

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Will having a baby make completing school take a little longer? Potentially, but that doesn’t mean you cannot finish. Will the times ahead be financially difficult? Probably, but even if you feel like you’re all alone, I assure there is someone — a family member, a local church — who wants to help you.

I’m not going to lie: having a child is the biggest and potentially scariest thing you...
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