Nick Vujicic’s attitude of turning the obstacle of no limbs into an opportunity to reach out to the world with hope and encouragement is inspiring. He shows that we can find joy, purpose, and meaning in life when we shift our focus from what we don’t have to instead on what we can give to others. So it is with an unplanned pregnancy—there is no doubting its difficulty, but the girl (or couple, or family) in that situation can find joy, purpose, and meaning in life when they look beyond themselves to the needs of the pre-born child. Just as Nick is in a unique position to encourage those who suffer because of his own suffering, the pregnant girl is in a unique position to love and care for the pre-born child because of her own pregnancy—she can help that child in a way no one else can.
Vujicic commented on a tendency that humans fall prey to: “And you keep on concentrating on the things you wish you had or the things that you wish you didn’t have and you sort of forget what you do have.” With an unplanned pregnancy, the temptation is to focus on the pregnancy one wishes she didn’t have, but what she does have is a beautiful child of inestimable worth growing within her to love and be loved by her.