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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

THE MAN is movin'

As most of you have noticed, I've been writing an awful lot about abortion lately, especially as the inauguration date approached and the days following. I wasn't really sure why, but everytime I was getting ready to blog, abortion was always very heavy on my heart. So, I prayed and started writing. Well, our omnipotent and sovereign God knew exactly why.

No further words are needed to explain, except those of praises and thanksgiving to the King of Kings! Thank you, Jesus for touching hearts to save your babies and thank you for using me as a vessel to do so. I can think of NO GREATER honor!

I received this email on a night I could not sleep last week. I opened it up at almost 2 a.m. It is being reproduced with permission to bring glory and honor to our Savior. The names have been "X'd" out for privacy.


Ohilda,

I read your blog at least 3-4 times a week. One of your main topics lately has been abortion, and I want to thank you for that. God had a reason for me visiting your site so often, other than the fact I love what you have to say, your not me Monday's crack me up, and the Ped Egg.... I did not know weather to laugh or gag.......... lol! I will always think of AJ each and every time I use mine.

I digress, back to my point. In my younger days I was vehemently opposed to abortion, but in the recent years my opinion had changed some. I thought that every women should have the choice to make her own decision and often wondered why I was so opposed in my younger years. I even went as far as to tell my mom if
XXXXX ever became pregnant at an early age I would urge her to end it....... i hope this does not make you think bad of me.


So as I continue to visit your blog abortion came up quite often, I read what you said , gave it some thought and then went on.

Fast forward to last Tuesday, when I found out
XXXXX, my 16 year old daughter is pregnant!!! Holy cow has my life been spinning since. I have not and will not mention abortion to her, she is choosing to have the baby, and I stand behind her. If it had not been for you and your blog I may have not handled it as well, but you helped me see that no matter what, that baby is a blessing. It did not come at the perfect time, but nonetheless it is a reality and I will love it with all my heart when he/she makes her appearance sometime in September. I guess this is my long way of saying thank you and keep up the good work. You just never know whose heart you may be touching.

((((HUGS))))

XXXXXX


18 comments :

Jill said...

Rejoicing in the Midwest! OH! OH! OH! I am thankful for YOU Ohilda and your PASSION for God's creation! For this wonderful mother who sent you this...dear mother of XXXXX, if you read the comments of this post... I want you to know that I will PRAY for your whole family and for your sweet daughter! I am a Mom to a fabulous group of kids whose Birth mothers chose LIFE...and they are a miracle every day!
Thank you!

Sherri said...

I am in agreement with Jill, who commented above. Sweet mother of XXXXX, your family will be in my prayers. I am reminded of a line from "We All Want To Be Loved" by dc Talk....."Never heard a mama say 'Never should have had that baby'" I pray blessings on your family.

And Ohilda, God Bless YOU! Thank you for making yourself available for God's purposes.

Have a great day!

sherri

Leslie Jackson said...

I think that we should get a copy of your blog sent to all the Congressmen/women and the President. Maybe God can work through you to get to the hearts of people HE has been trying for years to reach!

Patricia/NYC said...

CHILLS are on me right now with TEARS in my eyes!!! I will be praying for this reader & her daughter!!

It is so true that we never know whose lives we may be touching...very powerful thought!!

day by day said...

Oh, Praise God! What a wonderful story. I am also honored to be mom to my 2 youngest...because their B Mama's chose life for them!!!

Charlliesweb said...

Praise God for the right words being spoken. And congrats to the new mommy and grandmommy to be! :)

Tami said...

Praise the Lord! What a gift to 'see' how you impact others! I know, without a doubt, there are MANY others who have been positively lead to thought by what you say. Many blessings to you Ohilda!

Sassy Pants Freckle Face said...

FAntastic! Iwould like to say thanks as well, I was prolife then life changed my heart to prochoice, Between you a good friend and Obama, God has once again changed my heart to a prolifer for life. I think of you live stories and how a young girl has entered my life. I have never really thought about adoption,..but she has moved me. Only time will tell with this one but the greatest gifts are never things. They are always people sharing their story~ Thank you for yours! That is so awesome about the young woman. I wish her much luck and the mother manys hugs. Thanks for rockin' and keepin' it true

Timmy's Girl said...

Praising JESUS for OHILDA!!!! You are a faithful, humble servant and it is such a blessing to see God using you so mightily. Lifting up this family in prayer now.

xoxo, Veronica in CA

He And Me + 3 said...

Ohilda,

That is so awesome! Thank you for your stand on abortion and your boldness to blog about it! God is so good!
Mimi

Rachel said...

Wonderful, Ohilda! The Lord is indeed speaking through you!

Undercover-Princess said...

Ohilda - I am so thankful you give in to the Lord's leading when you write.

Elisabeth- Truly Blessed said...

WOW- I am praying for XXXX and her girl. Thanks for being a servant to Him and being willing to follow His call. That's the hardest part sometimes!
In Him,
E

Michelle said...

What an awesome thing to read, Ohilda!! You have shined a light on this topic and brought awareness to so many... and all for His glory!!

Aus said...

Well HUZZAH! And aren't you blessed to have found out!! I truely believe that good living and God Fearing people touch many people everyday - with the intention of touching them for the better - but oh so rarely do we find out that we have made that kind of positive touch! You've done it twice - you've changed me day too!

Take credit for a life, thank God for the blessing of finding out - and put a gold star on your time card for me!

Hugs -
aus and co.

Amy said...

What gifts...a precious child...a cherished grandchild...a mommy-to-be and a grandmommy-to-be with courage and hearts of gold...and with the love and thoughtfulness to let you know that you share in those gifts. This family will be in my prayers!

BIG HUGS,
Amy

geminirn said...

Ohilda that was just awesome.....hope all goes well for this lady,her daughter and grand baby.

The Byrd's Nest said...

Thank you Ohilda for always speaking what is on your heart and the Lord's heart too:)

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