January is the month Roe v Wade was passed. Throughout the month, many events are scheduled to acknowledge the sanctity of life and expose the lies perpetuated by pro-abort organizations by truthfully sharing personal stories of the devastation abortion brings.
Along with my Silent No More Awareness sisters and brothers, I publicly share my abortion story and since going "public", I have been asked several times if I get embarrassed because my abortion experiences are interwoven with a past consumed by many ugly excesses. As far as being ashamed and embarrassed … I was, because it's not something to be proud of, in fact, it's a miracle I survived. It was God's miracle, God's plan.
Through repentance and the forgiveness of God, I am no longer ashamed or embarrassed. I consider those dark days a blessing. What? A blessing? Yep! As a caterpillar morphs into a beautiful butterfly, darkness miraculously transforms into light. I pray my past is a source of hope to those suffering in silence and shame ... a testament of His endless love and mercy ... and I hope it will also prevent others from making the same mistakes and experiencing the same, or worse, consequences.