Discover Relationships

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Discover Relationships

I recently came across a video of a young girl sharing her abortion experience. She had gotten pregnant by her boyfriend and the first words he said to her after she’d taken a pregnancy test was, “Abortion, right?” She went on to say that they had already discussed the “if” possibility of being pregnant in their relationship. But to have that as his first response hurt her. What caught my attention was towards the end of this video when this young girl said: The emotional …

Discover the Importance of a Dad…

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Discover the Importance of a Dad…

“When your father dies, say the Irish, you lose your umbrella against bad weather… When your father dies, say the Russians, he takes your childhood with him.” – Diana Der-Hovanessian, from the Shifting the Sun There’s not really a better way of putting that. When you lose a father, you lose your safety net. Suddenly your carefree ways, aren’t so carefree. Or, the reverse is true, it hurts so bad you don’t care about anything. I was beyond blessed to have had an amazing Father. …

Living Without Regret

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Living Without Regret

Although Whitney was unsure about possibly being pregnant, she found herself happy knowing her test came back positive. Whitney, although happy, still struggled with knowing how to financially provide for her new baby. There was already another baby and a 5-year-old at home.  But, Whitney didn’t want to live with more regret. She wanted to make a good decision. Whitney said the prayer time really helped influence her decision to keep her baby. Whitney said she received good information at Hope. She recently brought her …

Discover Family

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Discover Family

A husband and wife moved to a city that was; how should we say this? Less than quaint. It was probably the equivalent of Las Vegas. Not the ideal place to start and raise a family, but they did. They had two daughters. One day, they had some visitors who told them they needed to pack up and leave their home and city behind. It was a shock for them but staying would be catastrophic. So, reluctantly, they left. During the move, the wife died. …

Informed Decision

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Patient Story

Like so many of our other patients, when Kylie first came to Hope she was in denial. She didn’t believe she was really pregnant. Kylie was concerned about not being able to live life to the fullest extent because of this pregnancy. She was also concern about not being able to go to school and being able to travel. In addition to these concerns, she was afraid of being shamed and being a disappointment to her family. Kylie had a lot of apprehension. She said …