“Every pregnancy is different,” people kept reminding me. “It must be a boy, who has the disposition of his father, all laid-back and calm, not fiery like his mother,” Ryan and I joked. Call it a mother’s intuition, but I knew there was something incredibly different about my second pregnancy than my first. Little did […]
This is a continuation from part one, Abortion Survivor Reflects on the Pain of Her Miscarriage. “Was this pregnancy planned?” the doctor asked Ryan and I, as we sat in her office the morning after our ultrasound, for what was to be our first scheduled prenatal appointment, but which had also turned out to be […]
LifeNews.com Note: This is the third and final part of a series on miscarriage from abortion survivor and national speaker Melissa Ohden, who shares her own story about recently overcoming the pain and grief of a miscarriage through a strong belief in God. Read parts one and two. Just three days after finding out through […]
The funny thing or maybe, more correctly, the not so funny thing about the journey in surviving, thriving and overcoming is that it isn’t a one-time event. It’s a process, and in reality, our lives are full of experiences and events that will challenge us, provide opportunities for emotional, mental, physical, relational and spiritual growth, and through God’s grace and our personal choices in those moments of adversity, we can overcome them and in doing so, become better people.
Even though I had been working on this book for some time, I didn’t truly understand this concept until November of 2011, when we lost our second child through a miscarriage at 11 weeks. Although I have survived, thrived in the face of, and ultimately overcome many adversities in my life, I had, what I realize now in hindsight, taken for granted that a new and often even more painful experience or event is just around the corner, no matter how many storms we have weathered in the past, no matter how deep our relationship with Christ or how strong our faith.
…As mothers, we instinctively concern ourselves with our children’s safety and well-being, whether they are playing in the yard or growing in our womb. I will stay on guard for both of my children all of my life, regardless of their location.
Friday 29 October 2010 In 1977 Melissa Ohden survived a failed saline infusion abortion and was born after approximately six months gestation. Despite the initial concerns about her future, she has not only survived but thrived. With the love and support of her adoptive parents, Melissa began searching for the truth about the abortion attempt […]
Life Network Australia – Wednesday, October 06, 2010 You may recently have heard about Melissa Ohden considered a ‘voice for the voiceless’. Melissa miraculously survived an attempted saline abortion at around six months in the womb. After years of questioning she has emerged to tell her story of hope and triumph – to be a voice […]
We were blessed to have Brad Mattes and the team from Facing Life Head-On visit us in August, where they filmed two episodes for their amazing pro-life television show, which recently received an Emmy award in recognition of their outstanding work. The two episodes, entitled ‘Marked for Death’ aired at the end of August and […]
I am wrapping up a whirlwind 3-week tour of Australia with my husband and daughter, which was organized by Life Network Australia, in combination with pro-life organizations and individuals across Australia, including the Australian Family Association, Save the Unborn, Right to Life Australia, and Real Choices Australia, among many others. For anyone who has not […]
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times, and I will likely say it thousands times more throughout my lifetime. I NEVER cease to be amazed by the pain and suffering that men, women, family members, friends, and communities experience as a result of abortion. Certainly, I can relate. I can’t relate, […]