Nothing flies in the face of being a strong, independent woman quite like the realization that you’re about to spend the next couple decades of your life growing and raising a dependent human.

Suddenly, life’s plans that previously seemed to “revolve around YOU and only you” become stunted.

To so many independent and career-driven women, this realization is stunning – and Sydney was no exception.

Sydney had been enjoying a thriving career in the military for more than a decade when she realized she was facing an unexpected pregnancy.

When she saw the two pink lines on her pregnancy test, she was nervous, shocked, and had a lot of questions.

Turning to the internet to explore her options, she searched for “unplanned pregnancy counseling” and immediately found Heroic Media’s OAASYS Emergency Response hotline – connecting her to OAASYS’s closest Pregnancy Help Center partner in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Sydney drove the two hours to meet face to face with an advocate at the center after several text exchanges.

What she found at the center was exactly what she most needed: supportive and caring client advocates who walked her through all of her options and helped her to “see the big picture.”

But what she couldn’t see was her sweet baby’s heartbeat on the ultrasound screen.

This was surprisingly nerve wracking for Sydney.

She found herself feeling desperate to see her baby’s heartbeat and to know the little life inside of her was thriving.

This overwhelming maternal instinct, in the supportive environment of the life-affirming pregnancy center, “sealed the deal” for Sydney.

She knew in her core at that moment as she looked at the screen, even though she couldn’t yet see the heartbeat, that she wanted to parent her baby and give him or her life – even though doing so would present challenges to her career.

Because of your support of Heroic Media’s OAASYS Emergency Response ads, rather than connecting with an abortion facility, Sydney found this pregnancy help center, skilled to counsel her on life-affirming options.

Further, while she was there, she was lovingly led into a relationship with Jesus! What a wonderful testament to the power of your partnership and God’s power!

Following her appointment at the center, Sydney was able to set up obstetric care for her pregnancy.

At her eight-week appointment, she saw her baby’s heartbeat on the ultrasound for the first time – and immediately texted her advocates at the pregnancy center.

Together, they celebrated the precious new life in her womb, her new life as a mother, and her new life in Christ!

2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”