Like most pregnancy resource centers, The Morning Center strives “to provide high quality maternity care to underserved women.” But then Korey kept talking about that idea, about providing the same level care that a normal suburban mom would receive if she went to a medical clinic, and I was hooked.
Life Network of Southern Illinois is more than the trying effort of a single group of people. Life Network of Southern Illinois is more than the trying effort of a single group of people. It is a community effort coordinated and led by Debbie Geist and her hard-working teammates of paid staff and volunteers. The community and myself are proud to stand (and pedal!) behind them—churches and pastors of various denominations, the Catholic Diocese of Belleville, many proud residents of Waterloo and the nearby towns, and of course Biking for Babies.
I get stuck thinking that the Women’s Care Centers are only serving those who don’t come from a good background or are in an abusive relationship or come from a broken home and have no support system. But these places serve women from all different backgrounds and no matter where they come from, all are treated with dignity and respect.
As we prepare for another year of Biking for Babies, we too go forth to share the good news – to proclaim a culture of life throughout our country. I pray that our hearts will be open to receive the inspirations of the Holy Spirit and to persevere when things get tough.
“No longer could Cassie see herself as a helpless woman stricken with a debilitating disease…but as we saw her when she walked through our door…a mom.” Meet Cassie and the Women’s Care Center of Milwaukee, IL!
By adopting some new techniques to be more generous with our talents, our money, our time, and our gifts, we can be more generous with our selves, our compassion, our love. Sarah Swafford says, “The very act of loving is an act of self-donation, of giving ourselves to another.”