“In my own words, the LifeCare Center has helped me to be the best mom and realize I have amazing support. I used to think I would be in it alone.  Then a friend asked if I had called and made an appointment at the Center.  The day I walked in the door I knew I grew a whole new family.  I had just moved to northern Minnesota and I was getting reconnected with my family up here.  My mom was in Bloomington and I felt scared and alone.  I thought I was just going to go in and learn about babies and earn some free diapers, but instead I learned about babies, got support, someone to talk to and the answer to all of my questions (even if they didn’t know they would find the answer). Every week I would go into the Center to learn something new.  Most weeks I didn’t have someone to bring with me or people would back out on coming with me to class so the amazing ladies at the Center would help me by spending some time watching the videos with me and then just talking about life.  I had a few days where I couldn’t afford lunch, I had no way to borrow money and they would go and find me something they happened to have extra in the fridge.  The LifeCare Center took care of me and my son.  They showed me that I could do it alone if I needed to but I didn’t have to.  They taught me that even though my mom was over 5 hours away by car that she was only a minute away by phone.  They even taught me the confidence to love myself which in turn showed me that I was worthy to be loved by friends and family.  I was able to open up to my amazing boyfriend who stood up to be an amazing dad for my son.  I am no longer alone.  I have my son, the girls at the Center, my mom, my boyfriend, my coworkers, and all of my family.  I am continuing to learn from these girls and I would recommend anyone who is pregnant to go in and just talk with them.”

~ M.K.

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