You Helped a Family Learn to Parent Their ‘‘Very Special Gift from God’’ Through Blessed Beginnings

Nadia attends a Blessed Beginnings prenatal class.
Because of your support, the Catholic Charities Blessed Beginnings Life Center was able to assist Nadia and Oseas with prenatal and parenting classes.

Oseas and Nadia have been married 12 years. After their first two years together, they started planning for a baby. Unfortunately, infertility issues made it difficult to make their dream come true. Nadia tried many solutions – medical specialists, midwives, special massages, unique teas and a variety of natural remedies – to no avail. Despite the setbacks, she and Oseas never lost hope.

After 10 years, at age 37, God blessed Nadia and Oseas. She discovered she was expecting! Now she and her husband have welcomed their son, Oseas Benjamin.

Nadia and Oseas consider the baby a gift from God. “Sometimes God’s timing is not ours, but He never forgets,” she said.

Nadia and Oseas welcomed their son, Oseas Benjamin.
After 10 years of marriage, Nadia and Oseas welcomed their son, Oseas Benjamin.

Because of your support, the Catholic Charities Blessed Beginnings Life Center was able to assist the family with prenatal and parenting classes, which Nadia describes as “interesting, educational and instructive.” She and her husband have learned about pregnancy, newborn care and child development.

“The teachers are professional and motivating, the classes are interactive and we can share our experiences and histories,” she said. “I wish more parents would participate; I think that would help prevent a lot of child neglect and abuse.”

The family is grateful for Blessed Beginnings and the program’s supporters like you.

“We hope this program continues providing services and helping the community,” Nadia said. “It makes a real difference for families and children.”

Learn more about Catholic Charities’ Blessed Beginnings program and how you can help young parents in need.

To sign up for classes, call 713.874.6760.