|VICTIMS OF ABORTION SPEAK OUT
THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE
Women Tell Their Stories
|May 5, 2005
As I sit down at this computer to write you this letter / story, I pray that God will give me the words that I need to express every emotion that I may have.
In July 2004, we found that our family would be blessed with another member. This time, the birth would be from my daughter, Jessica. Jessica was never a rebellious person. But in June 2004, after graduating high school and turning 19, she decided to "spread her wings". For some reason, she became angry with me and ran away. Although I was left very heartbroken and lost, I could not talk to her or persuade her to come home to work things out. The only thing I knew to do was to PRAY and ask GOD to protect her and to help her work through everything she was going through.
On July 21, Jessica called me crying that she was in severe pain. Not knowing what may be going on, I went to where she was at and took her to the hospital ER. The doctor there ran test after test. Finally a diagnosis; she was PREGNANT! She was about 4 weeks along. At first, I thought my heart would stop. I was mad. I didn't know who to be mad at (her or GOD?). I couldn't be mad at GOD; I had prayed to Him to bring my daughter home to me. I thoroughly believe He used her pregnancy to bring her back home. She came home around the first of August. The people that she was with tried everything they could to convince her that if she went home that I would make her have an abortion. Yeah, right! Little did they know that abortion was never an option. I do not believe in them I took Jessica to every appointment that she had with her OB doctor. On her first appointment, we were told that it was too early to hear the heartbeat, but we did. I literally came out of my seat and cried: "Oh my gosh, that's your baby!!!" What a moment!
In October, Jessica had an ultrasound. Jessica, Dustin (the baby's father), and I watched as the tech moved the ultrasound wand across her belly. Two arms, two legs, a head, a chest, a belly and a tiny beating heart, and then it was revealed: "It's a BOY!" Yes, another moment in time to cry. He was healthy. Even though she had a few trials in this pregnancy, Jessica never gave up.
On March 17, 2005, she gave birth. Benjamin Scott King was born at 5:51 PM. He'd weighed in at 8 lbs. 12.2 oz. and was 19 inches long. Benjamin (which, in Hebrew, means "son of the right hand"), is wonderful. His bright blue eyes and beautiful smile makes my heart melt with joy. I'm so grateful to GOD for leading my Jessi home and for allowing me to go through the pregnancy and the birth of my precious grandson, Benjamin Scott King. Also thank you to Eva Stover, who is my spiritual MOM, for all of your prayers and love. Titi and Luz, Even though I have never met these women, they are truly a blessing from GOD. These three women have prayed through Jessica's pregnancy and delivery. They also made and gave her a white crochet blanket, sweater, and booties for the baby. Benjamin wore them home from the hospital. We will forever be grateful to you and to GOD for the many blessings we have. A baby is not only conceived in the womb, but also in the heart.
With Love in Christ Jesus,
|Jessica is one very courageous young woman. She'd chosen life for her baby against all odds. It was during this most difficult time of her life that she'd found the loving and caring support of her family, her friends, and a Heavenly Father Who'd promised not to leave or forsake her in her time of need. May this story encourage women every-where to choose life for their unborn children.
Eva Marie Stover
Victims of abortion speak out
|"Blessed be the GOD and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the GOD of all comfort, Who comforts us in all our afflictions so that we may
be able to comfort those, who are in any affliction with the same comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by GOD" - Corinthians l:3-4