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Courage Amidst the Unplanned: Sarah’s Story

May 20, 2014 | Uncategorized

Mother and baby together in a very intimate moment.

“Her story is a testament that each and every life, no matter it’s origins, is valuable and beautiful.” Read about Sarah’s incredible story of courage, redemption, and life.

Here at Palouse Care Network, our staff encounter incredible stories of courage everyday. Here is an example of one that stood out. Please note the name has been changed for confidentiality.

J.R.R. Tolkien once wrote that “courage is found in unlikely places.” This statement could not be truer than when we look at Sarah’s story. Sarah came to us as a 20-year old facing an unplanned pregnancy. Many young women like Sarah look to abortion as “a way out” of a pregnancy they did not intend, but not Sarah. She plainly stated that abortion was not an option for her because of her Christian beliefs.

For a young person like Sarah, facing an uncertain future as a single mom takes a courage and strength that not many people have. But her story only continues to show what a brave young lady Sarah is. This pregnancy was not the result of a one-time fling or a long-term relationship. Sarah was raped. And not by one, but several men at the same time. Few of us can even begin to fathom the trauma of a gang rape victim, let alone discovering the rape led to a pregnancy. Sarah, thankfully, had a loving family to help her through this time, as well as the encouragement and support of Palouse Care Network’s staff.

After considering adoption for a time, Sarah returned to us for parenting classes before giving birth to her son. Since then, Sarah has returned time and time again with her adorable little boy to take classes and get resources to help her be the best mom she can be. She has embraced motherhood wholeheartedly and continues to remind us of how courage is truly found in unlikely places. Sarah’s story is a testament that each and every life, no matter its origin, is valuable and beautiful.

Thank you to all the donors and volunteers who enable us to help young women like Sarah.

Steve Davis