Picture this, you wake up early in the morning. The sun is out, and illuminating the sky showing you that by the grace of God you woke up this morning, you are blessed. You have your coffee, you get ready to start the day and realize this is the Monday that starts your journey into the world after college. Pretty intense right?
Hello, my name is Madelyn Holmes and I want to tell you about my first days as an intern at Heartbeats Women’s Center because it was incredible. I walked in a little earlier than the organization opens, first day jitters I suppose, and got greeted with love and support. I knew from the moment I arrived that this community is full of caring individuals who have devoted their lives to helping others and have been called by God to do so. There were so many exciting things to talk about and projects to get started on but before any of that, we started the day with a devotion and a prayer. This is the way that Heartbeats starts out every day, and it’s a great way to inspire those who are working there.
After devotions I got to spend the entire day with the Heartbeat’s crew, listening to different projects that they were working on. I got so excited when they talked about the events they have. For example, the Walk for Life, their annual fundraising gala or the Baby Bottle Boomerang they have at churches in different surrounding areas. You can tell that this organization is so thankful for the support they get from their donors and the community that surrounds them. I had met with Crystal Reagan, the Executive Director and Karen Haskins, Client Services Director about 2 months ago to discuss my internship and some of the projects I would be working on while here at Heartbeats. One of the projects that I was most excited about was the Medical Mobile Unit the organization obtained to travel to communities and help those in need of their services. There are many different locations that they go to every 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Monday and Tuesday of the month. These locations include the surrounding communities of Denver such as Gastonia, Lincolnton, Stanley, Huntersville, Sherrills Ford, and Heartbeats is hoping to get a West Lincoln location soon.
Although my first week at Heartbeats Pregnancy Center flew by, I am so excited to continue my work with them through the entire summer. The service they provide too the communities of my home town are truly helpful and make a significant impact on those who need them. Heartbeats embrace everyone who walks through their door with sympathy and compassion and the willingness to lend a hand where needed. I am blessed to be a part of such a wonderful team and cannot wait to see what the future entails.
Thank you for your time!! I will be writing a blog every week to keep you up to date on what is going on here at Heartbeats Pregnancy Center and the wonderful things we are doing for the communities that surround us.