I had an abortion, because I was told by my aunt and mother that this was what I needed to do. I had just turned 16 and was at the beginning of my junior year at a Catholic high school. After all, I wasn't supposed to be having sex.
I was ashamed, scared, and embarrassed. I caved into what felt like the weight of the world on me. Appointments were made and there I was, wishing for it to all be over, the terror, fear, and pain.
I was told I was 11 weeks pregnant. The evil in the building was evident, like being in a place full of heartless robots. I got off the table, went into the restroom, and violently threw up. There was no one to tell me I would be ok, and I knew I wouldn’t.
I barely made it to graduation.
I have been married four times.
In my last but brief marriage, which was abusive, I cried out to God, and He heard me. A series of events happened to lead me to a new job that opened doors. I was given tickets to a Steven Curtis Chapman concert that was sponsored by a local pregnancy center, and the rest is history.
I completed the Forgiven and Set Free Bible study with additional Christian counseling. The counselor was recommended by a lady with a powerful healing ministry, and her name is Linda Blakenship.
The abortion happened at 16, and healing only began at 43.
I am so grateful to God for His incredible Love. He will heal your pain if you allow yourself to become vulnerable and trust Him. I pray that anyone who reads this will be fully healed and restored.
My story is still unfolding and areas of my life are still healing, but I know God is now fully in charge, By my surrendering to Him, the author and creator of my life, there is now life in Him, as He always intended.