This beautiful little lady is named Rylee. Rylee's mom, Michelle, came to Options Now after finding out about the organization via a Google search. Even though she was married with a supportive family, Michelle said, "...the thought of being first time parents was terrifying for us... we had no clue what to really except throughout our pregnancy journey or caring for a baby. With the support from our families, and the educational services we received from Options Now, we eventually gained confidence in preparing ourselves to become parents."
One of the things that stood out the most to Michelle was, "the warm, welcoming environment, as well as, the sweet staff members who were always there to give me a hand in prayer for the health and safety of my baby and myself during my pregnancy."
Michelle shared more about her sweet daughter, "Ever since Rylee has been born, she has been the biggest blessing to my husband and I. We were terrified in the beginning being first time parents, and not having a clue what all truly came with raising a baby, but Rylee has made it easy for us. She has been such a good baby, who really only cries when she's hungry or sleepy. She is perfect in every way possible- from her adorable features to her lovable and sweet personality. We wouldn't trade parenthood for anything now that we have our Rylee to show for it!"
Michelle wanted to share with other women who find themselves pregnant: "Pregnancy was the most amazing experience I have ever gone through. In the beginning I was nervous about it all, but once you see your little one on that ultrasound screen for the first time, your purpose in life becomes known... God made you to be the mother of that perfect little baby. Pregnancy isn't easy... your life now becomes all about that growing baby inside of you, but it's totally worth it in the end! Also, don't be scared to ask for help or support throughout your pregnancy journey... you'll need it, so don't be ashamed to ask for it!"
As far as donors & supporters who fund Options Now, Michelle said, "I would like to thank the donors who help keep Options Now's services free of charge. For women who are already nervous and scared in the beginning stages of pregnancy, it helps that the added stress of finding the money to afford a pregnancy test, first time ultrasound, and educational information about being pregnant is not there when they choose to go to Options Now. I know I was very appreciative of the services Options Now provided for me!"