My abortion 33 Years Ago
Author: Toni Baby Name: Joseph Birth Date: May 1981 Abortion Date: 12/10/1980
Psalm 139: 13, 14, 16 and Isaiah 61:7
Thirty-three years ago tomorrow, on 12/10/1980 I had my abortion, and my heart is both sad and joyful at the same time. I am sad because I never got to hold my son, or whisper in his ear, “I love you” or watch him crawl or take his first steps. This little one only lived a few months, but his life has had a profound impact on mine and because of him a ministry was birthed.
In Psalm 139 which I will paraphrase, it says that God saw my son while he was in the womb and that he was fearfully and wonderfully made. And God knew him then even though he wasn’t born yet. God still had a plan for his life, I could not destroy that. Even though he did not live very long, his life was used by God in a powerful way. See, it’s not the number of years an individual lives, but it’s whether they are being used by God to make a difference in this world that matters.
God has taken my shame and has given me double honor (Isaiah 61:7). I am joyful today because I am being used by God to share my experience, strength, hope, and healing with other women so they can have peace with God, their child, and themselves.
Ashes to Beauty Ministries, Inc