I had an abortion because I was a single mom of two already, and the father wanted nothing to do with a child. He said it wasn’t his. During the abortion experience, I felt they were trying to be helpful, but looking back I can see that I was just a number they were adding to their list. Immediately after the abortion I felt lost. I didn’t know how to feel or process the trauma, so I buried it.
As time went on, I became depressed. It was after my youngest son was born that I sank into the scariest pit of my life. One day I decided that I had had enough, and I found help and forgiveness through an individual counselor who helped me come to terms with what happened.
This is when I realized that Jesus was with me every step of the way. After almost sinking into the scariest depression I have ever experienced, and being quiet for too long, I decided I wasn’t going to be silent anymore! I started speaking out, and I found that there are so many other women who have stayed silent for too long. Once I started telling my story, I have helped others tell theirs, and that’s why I am silent no more!!