Three years ago, I was 21 and just found out that I was pregnant. I was scared. The first phone call I made was to my mom and then I called my child's father. My mother was very understanding and told me whatever decision I made, she was there for me. My boyfriend on the other hand did not feel the same way. He explained how we weren't ready and there was an abortion clinic in Virginia Beach and that we could call. With all the emotions going through my head, I called my mom back. She told me about The Keim Center and how they do free ultrasounds and give information about pregnancy.

When I got to The Keim Center in Virginia Beach, I was immediately overcome by a homelike feeling. The women were so nice and greeted me with a genuine smile. I didn't just feel like another patient. I saw my baby for the first time during my ultrasound. Honestly, the heart beat really got to me, but I pretty much had my mind made up. How could I take care of a baby? I was a baby myself! It was way too soon.

That night I laid at home looking at my ultrasound pictures and realized I couldn't go through with termination. My daughter is the best thing that has ever happened to me. She is a gift from God. In my eyes, she is the most beautiful girl in the world. I can't help but to thank The Keim Center. I thank them for not judging me or being pushy. I thank them for sharing their personal stories with me and actually caring. Without this center, I have no idea where I would be.