by Laura Knox, Options Now staff
Atlas...this adorable little guy was an itty-bitty 4 week old during our photoshoot last fall. The cuddly, adorable little fella slept so sweetly while one of our partnering photographers, Meredith Klapp, worked her baby whispering magic. Even under bright lights and through the process of changing him into the cutest little pants...he still snoozed like an angel.
Atlas' mother, Hayley, shared her story with me as we chatted later over the phone. Recently married & not planning a baby, Hayley was in disbelief that she was pregnant. She reached out to Options Now, looking for answers to some questions. While there, she found not only the information she sought...she found friends. Hayley said that she liked having a place to learn more about her pregnancy, to ask all the questions that come up about pregnancy in between doctor visits, and to be encouraged by Godly women who cared about her. Her uneasiness about pregnancy became confidence as her appointments progressed through her pregnancy. Hayley said that Options Now helped her "start learning even before the baby came," and "filled in a lot of blanks" for her & her husband.
Because of Hayley's positive experience with the clinic, she feels confident as a mother and is doing great. Having Options Now as a support system in a time of transition was valuable for Hayley, and she speaks highly of the staff. Hayley has even spoken with me about volunteering her professional skills to help with future needs we may have. She has experienced the value of Options Now & is in a place where she can give back.
Hayley's positive outcome wouldn't have been possible without donors who give faithfully so that Options Now can meet women right where they are.
Maybe, like Hayley, you were a patient years ago and now you're in a place where you can give back. Would you consider volunteering? From helping women in the office to helping sort donations at our two Repeat Boutique Thrift Stores, there are so many volunteer needs right now. Maybe your daughter or granddaughter came to the Clinic. Maybe you just want to help women. We would love to speak with you about finding a good fit for you in the Options Now family. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info & to schedule a tour.
Don't have your calendar yet? It's not too late! Our 2016 Options Now calendars will be available at both Repeat Boutique Thrift Store locations for a minimum donation of $5. Be sure to check back at the end of January when we "unlock" Nevaeh's story in February!