I’m nearly 40 years old, and I wept the other morning, reflecting upon how a volunteer, Michelle, held me in the NICU thirty-nine years ago and has never forgotten me. We were blessed to meet one another a few years ago, but she surprised me this week by being in attendance at the Door of […]
I march. By the grace of God, whether I’m in DC for the March for Life or not, I march everyday. From the moment I was subjected to a saline infusion abortion that was forced upon my birthmother and I was meant to be scalded to death in the womb, I marched. During the five […]
Some posts have been, in my opinion, particularly powerful, so I want to repost them from time to time. Here is one of those posts. As originally posted on LifeNews on 10/18/2013 and on this site on 10/18/13. “I’m so sorry I wanted you to terminate Emeri’s life.” These words spoken by a father to his […]
As originally published at The Mighty on May 7, 2014: When I said “for better or for worse” nearly 10 years ago, I meant it, but in all honesty, I’m not sure what I thought “for better or for worse” was going to look like in our marriage. Job changes, financial difficulties, arguments over household […]
As originally posted on The Mighty on June 9, 2015: To the doctor who asked if my other daughter was “normal,” You may not remember me or my daughters, but you saw us recently at an urgent care center when our 9-month-old, Ava, was suffering from yet another double ear infection. You may not remember […]
It certainly comes as no surprise and it is definitely not new news that the abortion industry and the media and individuals who support it try and deny the truth about abortion and the reality of abortion survivors, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how this denial of our lives and abortion’s often […]
As originally posted on The Mighty on March 27, 2015: “So what. So what if she’s a little smaller than other people. So what if she eats through a feeding tube. So what if she isn’t crawling or talking like other babies her age. She’s just fine the way she is and everybody’s different.” If […]
As originally published on The Mighty in March 2015: To my daughter’s complex medical issues, We don’t know yet if you have a formal name, like “syndrome,” “disease” or “disorder,” or if you’re just a random group of health issues, but I’ll be honest. I wouldn’t really feel the need to call you be your […]
Some posts have been, in my opinion, particularly powerful, so I want to repost them from time to time. Here is one of those posts.
As published in National Right to Life News Today on May 30, 2013 and also on this site:
If you had to stand before a child who was condemned to die simply because of who they were, what would you say if you heard….
I share the following prayer on prayer cards that John Motschall of Michigan is so kind to print through his family ministry. For those who don’t have the chance to receive one at an event, here is my prayer not only for myself, but for you, too:
“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you”–Jeremiah 1:5.
Father God, I pray that you help me to always remember that You are the creator and author of life. You knew me long before I was born or even conceived. You wrote the story of my life before I was living in it and you set out a purpose and a plan for me long ago.
Lord, help me to accept the person that you made me to be, blessings, difficulties, and all. Help me to recognize the plans and purpose for my life and to know there is no purpose too big or too small in this world, as you are the one who gave it to me…