The Face of the Unwanted

Grace's 8th Birthday

Today is my daughter’s 8th birthday, as we celebrate the life God has given her I couldn’t help but think that I was once told that this baby may not live to be born. I was even given instructions on where to go abort her because she was thought to have so many defects.

Time of Prayer

I began to think about a night woman gathered for prayer we had last fall at church. It was simulcast and we united with women around the country and around the world. That night there was something that touched my heart like never before. As we focused on praying for our country and how it has turned away from God… the speaker took a minute to talk about the many lives that have been aborted. I’ve heard this many times and while each time it brings some sadness and I shake my head. That night, my heart broke…

I was taken back to the room where a doctor (you know the people who should be smarter than us) gave my husband and me instructions on where to go to abort our baby because she had so many defects. I think on this moment, I was a young mother and would follow almost anything the doctor told me because… well they know more. I am thankful that on that day I knew what God’s word said. I know that He and He alone is the only one who can give life and is the only one who has the right to take it no matter what that means.

I know she is priceless in God’s eyes

Lives Lost

Baby Grace

My heart breaks at the number of lives lost because they are aborted. Some because they are inconvenient but how many are lost because of the direction of someone the woman respected tells them to do it? I am thankful I had God’s word to guide me in that day.

No one wants to walk the hard road and we will do almost anything to avoid pain. That day abortion was given as an option to avoid pain. I wondered that night how many take this road. I stood there, tears on my face, and in my mind’s eye, I could see my beautiful daughter’s face. It hasn’t been easy but I can’t picture my life without her. My daughter is the face of one who would have been thrown away because she was considered broken in the world’s eyes, but I know she is priceless in God’s eyes.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Psalm 139:13-16

grace 8 bday

My Praryer

Father, thank you for Grace! Though it is not an easy road to walk, this is the story you have given me. May I speak truth so that lives might be saved. I pray others would see Grace and see that there is life here and that it is priceless. Raise up doctors who would bring hope in the midst of hard news. That see the value of life and wouldn’t devalue the life that you have created even when the world sees them as broken. May people once again stand in reverence of life. You and You alone have the power the to create life and You alone are the only one who has the right to take it. Father, give me the opportunity to be a light for you… even if it is just to one. Thank you for loving imperfect sinful people… thank you for loving me, thank you for the blood of your perfect son.

In Jesus name, I pray, Amen

17 thoughts on “The Face of the Unwanted

  1. Dewi says:

    This is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your story and that of your sweet little one! Thank you for doing the hard thing…in the end, you are so very blessed! She is a jewel and priceless as you say. The love that comes from her is a gift from the Father! Bless you!

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  2. Teliah Nashonia says:

    Your daughter is absolutely beautiful. This is the greatest example of listening to God’s word, instead of the man. I love reading wonderful stories like this, it’s so empowering to see other women with a strong faith in Jesus.

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  3. Rebekah says:

    What they don’t say is that abortion is trading one pain for another, right? So thankful you value life. Your daughter is precious and there are no mistakes in this life that God has given us!

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  4. prescottascoolbreeze says:

    This is beautifully written. You can feel the love in every single statement you made. God bless you and I’m on the beautiful daughter train like the rest of these fine people. Have a blessed day.

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  5. robertsang says:

    Thank you for sharing and for your lovely thoughts about your daughter. She is priceless in God’s eyes, as are each one of us, yet too often we fail to see our true worth. God looks at us just as you would look at your own daughter.

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  6. Rachel Mayew says:

    She certainly is priceless in his eyes, and so are you! I’m sure Grace and her story bring God glory on the daily! Thank you for sharing your memories and the beautiful prayer.

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  7. becomingschultz says:

    She is beautiful! My mom was 25 and pregnant with her 4th baby, my little sister when she was told the same thing. My little sister has Down Syndrome and she should abort. I’m so thankful my mom didn’t listen. My sister is 21 and she is the light of so many people’s lives. My girls love her and I couldn’t imagine not having her around.

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    • crystalr819 says:

      If you go read my story of when I was pregnant with Grace I was told she has many defects but down sydrome wasn’t on that last (kinda crazy).

      I love hearing stories of sibblings of those with special needs. My heart ackes for my older daughter because I knew that her relationship with her sister would be different then what I have with my sisters. But I see (even now ) how they do have a relationship even if it is different than what I once had hoped for.

      Thank you for sharing that with me. It really is encouraging.

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  8. newmumfun6 says:

    I am sure you are thankful everyday as you look at your daughter that you made the right choice. I know the pain of losing a baby through miscarriage and although that pregnancy wasn’t planned that baby would have been as wanted and as loved as my son who was planned. I often wonder how anyone could make the choice to put themselves through terminating a pregnancy and if they have any idea the emotional pain that will be with them for the rest of their lives.

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