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Bonnie, Jed, & Mezmeriah

Bonnie, Jed, & Mezmeriah

Bonnie, Jed & Mezmeriah

I still remember the day I found out I was pregnant with my son. I was so excited and thrilled. Life seemed like a fairy tale. Well, we all know life doesn’t always turn out that way. I was in an abusive, controlling relationship, and after my son was born it wasn’t getting better. I left my son’s father and went to a women’s shelter. That day I also found out I was pregnant with my second child. After five months of struggling, my prayers were answered when I came to AMH. In March 2016, my daughter was born. Since coming to AMH, I have my confidence back and I am now a happy person. I have become a better mom, a better person and a better friend.  I have learned to have my own mind and my own decisions. I look forward to my future now and not worry about my future.

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Keayondra & Carlos

Keayondra & Carlos

When I came [to AMH], there was nothing but hate in my eyes, and the previous few months had shown me that anything that could go wrong during this pregnancy would. For me, the most important lesson I’ve learned was FORGIVENESS.  Over time, a long time, I realized you don’t have to forget or act like nothing happened but you have to forgive, let go and let GOD, so all that stress can go away. It feels like a weight is lifted off you, then in the end, you feel so much better and in my case gained an amazing relationship for my unborn son!

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Kaytee & Kohen

Kaytee & Kohen

That precious creature I held in my arms looked up at me and I knew then I have finally realized what true love felt like. He was so innocent and harmless I knew that little guy would depend on me from that moment forward.  Everything I do will reflect on him and that’s probably the scariest feeling I have ever felt… but I knew that it was time to grow up and take responsibility. I realized by struggling through difficult times you earn strength, by solving hard problems you gain wisdom and being put through dangerous and hard situations you learn courage. Who knows what is planned for me along down the road, but I am ready to overcome anything that is thrown at me.

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Mom & Baby

Mom & Baby

Some people said my life ended when I had a baby, but my life had just begun. (My baby) did not take away from my future, he gave me a new one. Being a young parent means we met a little early, but it also means I get to love you a little longer. AMH gave me a safe, rent free place to call home. I never had to worry about rent, food, gas or clothes. The wonderful house moms took me places I needed to go and were always around to help me out with anything I needed.  This place and these people have changed my life for the better. Nelson Mandela once said, “it always seems impossible until it is done,” and I have found this to be true, but I also know that I couldn’t have done it without all of you.

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Elizabeth & Leilani

Elizabeth & Leilani

I found out I was pregnant when I was 17. My little sister and I were living in a children’s home because my mother had a stroke and became very sick. I was scared and did not know what to do. I found Annunciation, and today feel better knowing that Leilani and I have a place to live and all that we need. AMH has blessed me in so many ways! My high school education was just one of the many blessings. I have been able to attend life skills classes, parenting/adoption classes, as well as cooking and self-esteem classes. All have had a positive effect in my life. Thank you!

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Grace & Cole

Grace & Cole

It was on Nov 18, 2014 that my life changed forever. This was the day I found out I was pregnant. I was nervous and scared.

After giving birth to a healthy 8lb 15oz baby boy, my whole life changed. My focus was not only on graduating from high school, but also identifying a career that would allow me to support myself and my son. I immediately began moving forward to achieve my goals: graduating from high school. And on January 17, 2017, I began taking courses at Austin Community College.

All of my dreams are coming true because of the AMH program, or should I say the AMH family, provided me the support I needed to accomplish my goals. If it had not been for the loving staff, awesome teachers, and donors, I might not be standing before you today, positioned to making my dreams come true.

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