Each year, we rejoice to share this Calendar with you! Every child in this Calendar is a life whose mother, and sometimes father, came for help at Options Now. Be sure to check out Stella’s family story, our May 2020 baby, for a true-life example of eternity in a heart!
What does “In a Heartbeat”, our 2020 theme, mean? First, it depicts the physical life of a human heart, alive and beating! Second, “In a Heartbeat” portrays the future life of a person. This includes their personal life, their family’s life, and their future family’s life.
So, when does life begin? In the mind of God.
Yes, parents may not plan on a pregnancy, but God’s Divine plan overrides man’s plans, mistakes, and sin. In God’s plan each of us are all Planned, Wanted and Loved.
Almighty God sees eternity in each heart because, “He Planted It There”.
Rejoicing in Life,
Arlayshia says, “Aleigha is 4 years old now. She is adventurous, sweet, loves to read and is eager to learn. Oh, and she loves dancing like a ballerina. She’s a Diva!”
During our photo session, Aleigha was absolutely adorable and turned out to be a very talented model. She was a delight!
Her Mom, Arlayshia, would say to anyone who found themselves in the same circumstances, “Always remember that you are a Superwoman and God always makes a way!” And to Options Now she says, “You are greatly appreciated and have helped a lot of women including myself!”
Allison was 25, single and thought she might be pregnant. “How could she raise a child?” She had always planned on having children and a family, but this was not how she had pictured it. She was nervous and scared. After 4 at-home pregnancy tests, she told her boyfriend, Antravius, that she might be pregnant. He says, “I realized that I had been going nowhere, and knew that I had to make a change.” He responded with his full support.
Allison had found Options Now through Facebook and together they visited the clinic for a medical pregnancy test and ultrasound. Allison fell in love when she saw the ultrasound of their baby.
With the support of her boyfriend, her family, and the people at Options Now, Allison and Antravius prepared for their baby to be born. During that time they came to the “Earn While You Learn” Classes at the Clinic. They prayed through their fears and welcomed their healthy baby, Nyla, into the world. Antravius says, ”As soon as she was born, the first thing she did was grab my finger with her tiny hand. She’s been Daddy’s girl ever since!”
Allison and Antravius call Options Now family, and thank God for bringing them to the Clinic when they needed help and guidance. Now, as a married couple, they are not only raising their daughter but have made plans to become Foster Parents. They recommend that anyone, finding themselves in the same circumstances of an unplanned pregnancy, go to Options Now!
Thank you so much for being part of Allison and Antravius’ story! (Click here for their video)
Millicent says, “Penny showed me unconditional love and even prayed with me and brought me back to the Lord!” After talking with Penny, Millicent made the choice to not only have her baby but to also go back to church. “It wasn’t easy, but it was definitely worth it!”
Now with Isaac, her life is steady and her future is bright. “He is such a good baby!” She now has the full support and love of her family, Isaac’s Dad’s family, her friends and church!
When Alyssa came back to Options Now in 2019, she was shocked and excited to find out that she was expecting twins. She said, “Excited because I had just had 2 miscarriages. The boys were born at 28 weeks and spent 3 months in NICU. But they did so well that they got to come home and now at 10 months old they are doing amazing!”
Alyssa advises others who might find themselves in similar circumstances, “Everyone at Options Now is so caring and understanding! Never give up. It may seem hard but being a Mother is the best feeling!” To Options Now she says. “Thank you so much for the services and support you provide!”