How many times have you heard someone start a story and you think “yeah, right.” Well in this case it’s true.
This is not my story.
The story you are about to read is from a dear friend of mine. She tells it (and has given me permission to share it) so that God’s love and His plans for her life can be glorified. She tells it to encourage life.
It was 1967 and two people who had been in love since childhood made a decision to have unprotected sex. Why? They were 17 and 18 and put themselves in a compromising situation where they were…alone. Their parents trusted them but they did not give them the boundaries they desperately needed!
Some say, the girl was being rebellious toward her father because he had made it clear that her boyfriend was not accepted.
It was the 60’s and free sex was “in.” However, these two people were charismatic christians! The girl played the piano in her church youth group, was a straight A student, and had scores of friends and a very bright future ahead of her. The boy was athletic, strong, very intelligent and loved the Lord! He had big goals for his future. In fact he had already made money at a number of childhood “jobs.”
Everything was about to change at a rapid pace. You know that feeling you have when something is about to happen? Well, this couple’s world came to a crashing halt with the discovery that she was pregnant!
At the time, this thing called abortion was explained as simply another form of birth control. No.big.deal. The procedure could be done in one day and you could go back to the life you once knew. So, naturally, several people encouraged this girl to choose abortion. NO WAY! Because in this girl’s heart was the absolute truth. That a loving Father God in heaven chooses to give life and only HE can take it away. She knew in her gut that this was a life that needed to be nurtured and loved and she knew who she would parent this child with. Her sweet-loving boyfriend.
Due to extreme morning sickness, she had to finish school at an alternative place and graduate with a G.E.D. instead.
And, at about 6-7 wks. pregnant, she got married with just a few people as witnesses.
I KNOW BECAUSE I WAS AT THE WEDDING! The little baby growing inside this girl, was me! I was a little person with a heart and soul developing into what I would become today, praise God…
SHE CHOSE LIFE!
By, a Wife of 25 yrs. and homeschooling mom, blessed friend, sister, daughter and child of God.