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Christmas Letter

Post by jbacchus

The Christmas letter we sent out to our email subscribers.
Dear Friends of FLS:

A while back I got an interesting letter. Please take just 3 minutes and read it for some insight.

Dear Tim and Staff,

I just wanted to take a moment of your time and let you know how things are going for me.

It is hard to believe that just a year ago I was in such a desperate state of mind. When I walked into your office, I was relieved to see a friendly face. Yet, I was a little embarrassed because of my situation. I had never been in such bad shape financially or emotionally.

As we talked about what I was going through, I began to realize that you weren’t going to judges me for my present situation, that you and your staff were there to help my in any way possible. Being divorced, unemployed, and just finding out I was pregnant had literally devastated me. We talked about my nine-year-old, how he had grown, all the joy he gave me, and how I felt when I held him for the first time in my arms. You made me realize things I hadn’t thought about in years, and just how precious that tiny life I was carrying truly was.

That is when I decided to keep the baby.

I wish that everyone who ever considered an abortion could spend just one day with me now. My son, who is now 10 months old, is the joy of everyone around him…including his father, who I am now married to, and especially his ten-year-old brother. I am starting a new job in a couple of weeks and moving out of state.

I feel better knowing that at least I got the chance to thank you, although there aren’t enough words to express how I feel. Please know that I will always be grateful for you and your staff for being there, for listening, and for letting me cry. Thanks again and God bless!

[Name withheld}

She also sent along a picture of her son with this note of the back:

“Thanks for everything, your work is one of the reasons I get to see this smiling face today!”

All I can say to you who are reading this right now is “THANKS” to you for allowing me to have these wonderful experiences and we appreciate your generous support!

Merry Christmas,
Tim Durham and Staff

Thank you for your generous support and
Merry Christmas from all of us at Family Life Services,

Tim Durham, M.Ed.

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