My apologies for saying that I had catching up to do and then not doing it. Of course, now that just leaves me with even more catching up to do! I don’t know where time has gone this past year, although I am sure that everyone else can relate. Our little Olivia already turned one this past April 26th. Unbelievable! She has grown up so fast, and is truly the most amazing little person that I have ever met. I can’t wait to see what she’s going to learn and do and say next! She is walking (more like running), climbing whatever she can get her hands on, chatters away and says more words each day, and has become even more strong willed and determined (boy, are we going to have our hands fulls when she gets older)!
Thankfully, I survived a potential lay-off from work this fiscal year, but I don’t know about next year. It’s looking pretty bad at this point, but there’s no use worrying about it right now.
I’ve recently ended my speaking arrangements with Feminists for Life, and although I will greatly miss working with them, I have gained friends for life, will remain a member, and support their cause throughout my life. I am excited about the opportunities that “being on my own,” so to speak, gives me for branching out and continuing to share my story in many different contexts, especially faith-based areas. I have come to that point in my life where I just can’t not say things in my speeches about my spiritual beliefs and my gratefulness to God for saving my life, and I am grateful that I can share my story and my gratitude with the world.
I have finished the manuscript that I have written about surviving the abortion attempt, searching for and being reunited with my biological family, and finding myself in the process, and I hope to hear back soon from a literary author/speaker’s bureau about possible representation from them. Say a few prayers for me about this! This would fulfill my life long dream to really pursue full-time speaking and writing.
In case you haven’t seen it yet, my new website is up and running–thanks, John, for working on it. I love it! I need to post some more recent photos of all of us, but it’s a great update to what I had previously. On the website are some videos of interviews that I have done and some short speech clips, but we will continue to post additional speeches and interviews on YouTube. There’s this really amazing digital story posted on YouTube that’s about four minutes long, that a good friend of mine produced for me. I encourage you to check it out and share it with others. I think it’s a good example of how abortion truly affects peoples lives. As I outline on my website, “one decision, one single moment, can have such a detrimental impact on so many people, living and dead, born and yet to be conceived.”