Reclaiming Your Life, Preparing for Your Baby, and Moving Forward with Faith in an Unplanned Pregnancy
Chaunie Marie Brusie-creator of TinyBlueLines.com and Catholic pro-life advocate for young mothers-draws on her own experience when she was an unmarried pregnant college student, offering those in similar situations the resources to thrive in education, career, faith life, and the journey of motherhood.
When Chaunie Marie Brusie stared down at the pregnancy test her senior year of college and saw two tiny blue lines-a positive test-she knew the road forward would be filled with difficult decisions, but she rose to the challenge. Brusie graduated from college, got married, and became a labor and delivery nurse and vocal advocate for the millions of young women who experience unplanned pregnancies each year. In her debut book, Tiny Blue Lines, Brusie offers coaching to young women, reminding them that their plight is near to the heart of Mary and that there is healing to be found in such Catholic practices as the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Brusie provides lists, resources, humor, anecdotes, and spiritual inspiration to help women gracefully navigate this challenging terrain.
“Tiny Blue Lines is the perfect choice for that young woman facing an unexpected pregnancy. Chaunie Brusie’s brave telling of her own story opens the doors for other young women to be honest with themselves and their situations. Throughout this book, you will be guided through Brusie’s experience, as well as be introduced to many young moms who have been through this. While those tiny blue lines mark the end of one journey, they introduce a new beginning-full of new experiences and opportunities! Tiny Blue Lines reminds mothers that they are strong enough to embrace the challenges and welcome the joys of young motherhood. This book will provide great encouragement for any young woman as she courageously pursues this new life.” - Kristan Hawkins, President, Students for Life of America
“How easy it is to forget that at the center of the Christian story is a woman in an unplanned pregnancy. Chaunie Brusie reveals how she was not alone in her own turbulent transition to motherhood-how God holds each life precious and lights the way forward. Tiny Blue Lines is a triumph of faith and courage, and a treasury of resources for all who choose life.” - Margaret H. Hartshorn, President, Heartbeat International
“You’ll find yourself changed and improved by the journey you’ll take with Chaunie Brusie in Tiny Blue Lines. Buckle up, saddle up, and get ready: you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be close to rolling on the floor. It will not only impact your worldview, it will give you hope and encouragement in equal measure.” - Sarah Reinhard, Author of A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy
About the Author
Chaunie Marie Brusie is a writer, editor, speaker, obstetric nurse, and an advocate for women facing unexpected pregnancy. She is a regular contributor to several parenting publications-both regional and national-and lives with her husband and three children in southern Michigan. Visit her online at tinybluelines.com.