I once knew a girl who’s childhood was ordinary. When she turned 14 her parents
separated. Her world came crashing down. She met a guy who was 20 years old, moved
out of her mom’s house and moved in with him. He was an abusive alcoholic she got
pregnant at 15 and dropped out of high school. Had her baby at 16. Her son was
3 lbs. and 14 oz., and has a disability called Spina Bifida, Hydrocafelous, which
he has a shunt and feeding tube. She felt alone, but knew she couldn't properly
take care of him. So she put him up for adoption. At age 16, it was the hardest
decision she had to make. She has guilt and shame, but knew that it was the best
for him. She got into drugs to try and forget the pain. She got put on probation
at the age of 18 for possession of drugs, and was court ordered to the Genesis Center.
That was a whole new atmosphere for her, but the girl I speak about is me.
My name is Elizabeth [Lizzie]. I am 19 years old now and I was saved and baptized
within the first six months of being at the Genesis Center. God has taken all the
guilt and shame away and replaced it with peace, love, joy, and happiness. I know
that one day I will be reunited with my son either on this earth or in Heaven. God
has blessed me with my GED, my own home, an assistant manager position at a retail
store, and my perseverance to obtain my college degree.