Thursday, February 12, 2009

Life After Abortion

Moral Outcry:

It is important that we pray for the ending of abortion by praying for hearts and laws to change, but lest we not forget those who have already had an abortion and are hurting. If abortion were to end today, we would still have millions of mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, brothers, sisters, and other family members that are without a special person in their life due to the
tragedy of abortion.


Even though I was sharing my story and seemed to be healed, I was still rejecting Hannah as my daughter. I realized that there was still a part of me that did not believe she was really a person. It was easier for me to receive forgiveness and just move on. Deep healing did not come until I recognized and acknowledged that I was and am a mother. This process of accepting our aborted children may look different for each one of us. In my case, I did several things. The first thing that I did was to have a memorial for Hannah at the National Memorial for the Unborn in Chattanooga, TN. At the memorial, they have a wall with plaques recognizing aborted children. Hannah has had a plaque there for several years. I had the memorial service right in front of the wall near her plaque. Many of my close friends came to join me as we celebrated her life. After the memorial, I was given a certificate of Life for her. I have signed the certificate and my future husband looks forward to signing it as well. The entire memorial was video taped so that I can show my children in the future. Again, this process may look different for you, but I want to encourage you and speak the truth over you that you are not crazy to need to do something like this. In my life, it closed the door to rejection. As I accepted my daughter into my family the way the Lord led me to, it closed a door of darkness in my life that was influencing other areas of my life.