I embrace grace because two pink lines changed my life sooner than I could have imagined.
We were unwed and unworthy. And because some of the women in my family had a history of leaving, the thought of those genes coursing through my body made me ache for the growing baby inside me.
I embrace grace because on December 4th, 2013, God gave me the greatest gift I could ever imagine – Harlow Rose. My love for her was endless and I knew in that instant that He took away all of my fears about becoming her mother.
Because of her I also came to know of HIS love for ME.
I embrace grace because I can see how God has worked through her in our lives – to pull us in, to heal wounds, restore relationships, encourage prayer, give grace, and to have childlike faith. He made my heart break for other mamas who would go through unexpected pregnancies – the questioning and the feeling alone – I would go on to help lead Embrace Grace and walk alongside some of these amazing mamas and welcome their sweet babies.
I embrace grace because God has moved mountains for my family – through different states and jobs and another beautiful baby girl.
I can see all of our days and trials sewn together with His goodness and love and grace.
I embrace grace because God willing, I wake up to a pitter patter of footsteps each and every day. Or a ‘mama’ overheard on a monitor. I wake up knowing that no matter what the day before may have held, God’s grace comes in an abundance – and He will continue to provide for me if I lay it all down for Him.
Unplanned pregnancies aren’t easy. Motherhood is not easy.
It takes a village. Let’s BE that village.
I embrace grace because through the eyes of my children I have realized that
I AM worthy because I AM His.
Embrace Grace and Embrace Life groups are happening all over the world! Young women with unplanned pregnancies are receiving incredible love, support, and encouragement right inside the walls of the church. Learn more about your local Embrace Grace and Embrace Life groups at the Imagine Conference.
Desiree Eonta, Embrace Grace of North Way Christian Community