Twins Saved from Abortion
I grew up godless and delighted in indulging myself with whatever my heart desired. In September 2002 I began my junior year in high school, and at the age of 16, became pregnant. I was terrified. This could not be happening to me. How will I tell my mother? Her motto was, "Get pregnant in my house and you get out." (I love my mother and our relationship has since been redeemed).
Abortion was never a thought in my head, even though I knew it meant I would have to leave home. I was around six weeks pregnant and faced extreme pressure from family to abort. I was told that my life would be over, I would amount to nothing, and any chance I had at success would disappear. Still, I maintained my stance. I would not terminate.
I went in for my first check-up and I experienced the shock of my life. There were two heartbeats! I was carrying identical twins! I experienced confusion, excitement, fear, and elation all at the same time.
Upon leaving the hospital, I informed my parents I was having twins. Their disappointment was unmistakable. However, I felt peace and was confident I was making the right choice. I went home that night and imagined the tragedy if I had given into the pressure and aborted. I would have killed not one, but two precious lives. I was so grateful to not live with that on my conscience.
My mother stuck to her word and because I did not abort, I had to leave. I was homeless and no one in my family knew where I was living. my sixth month of pregnancy and when winter was in full effect, I went to live with an aunt and am very thankful for her taking me in. Despite the stress of pregnancy, homelessness, and attending school, I persevered.
At 35 weeks I went into labor. On Wednesday, May 22, 2002, I gave birth to two healthy little girls. It was a day that I will not soon forget. My mother eventually came around. She was there for the delivery and she and my father are a part of my children's lives today!
I went on to graduate high school...one year early! In addition, I married my high school sweetheart, went on to college and graduated in 2007. It can be done. Currently, I'm enjoying homeschooling, homemaking, and living to glorify God!
My twin daughters are now 10 years old and recently wrote my husband and I a letter thanking us for not aborting them! These are two little girls understand the gift of life and that babies are a gift and a reward.
My husband and I finally came to know the Lord in 2011. God had a plan for me all along, even when I did not acknowledge Him. He protected and comforted me in my darkest hour. He was the peace and confidence I felt when I made the decision not to abort. We have since turned all the details of our lives over to Him.
I have been immensely blessed through my twins and succeeding children. I did not sacrifice anything in my life by giving birth to my girls. I am so grateful for God's will and His plan for the lives of my children.
Our twins have their own testimony on abortion at 10 years old! They are very grateful for their lives and contribute to the pro-life cause. I have been told I should mind my own business and let women choose what is best for them. However, I believe the words of Jesus who said that we are the "salt" and "light" of this world. I believe my purpose is to encourage women to seek the Lord in all things and lean not on their own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6).
I encourage mothers who have aborted to seek God's redemptive and forgiving power. 1 John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sings, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
Hiram, Georgia, USA