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I had an abortion 23 years ago. It's heart breaking to think my child would be 23 years old this year...

Abortion Story: Cincinnati, OH

Submitted to Abort73 by a 42-year-old woman on January 18, 2016.

I had an abortion 23 years ago. It's heart breaking to think my child would be 23 years old this year. For any young, single woman who has had an abortion, please allow me to give you some motherly advice. Just ask and God will forgive you. Take His forgiveness and grace to start over. I let my guilt lead me in all of my decisions because I no longer felt worthy. I dropped out of college. I started sleeping around with the overwhelming need to fill the void that the abortion left inside of me. I was drinking a lot and hanging out in bars. I wanted to quickly find someone to marry me and have a baby to replace the one I killed—and to keep mr from wondering if I could even get pregnant again. I married an emotionally abusive alcoholic, thinking I could change him and bring him to the Lord. We had two children within the first three years of our marriage. I couldn't get him to know Jesus. In fact, he brought me down to his level. I fell into depression and instead of turning to God, I turned to another man. I had an affair and left the marriage with my two young children. It was only then that I began to start the process of healing and reconnecting with my Lord and Savior. I am now remarried with two more children. The Lord has forgiven me and blessed me with four beautiful children. Blessed me because I am His child, not because I have done anything to deserve His love and blessings. I could only understand how valuable I am and how much I am loved after I was blessed with a child of my own. I love my children fully and unconditionally. I love blessing them even though they don't deserve it, and I get so much joy out of my relationship with them. Turn to God for your healing, and He will give you strength. Commit or recommit your life to Him, and ask Him to guide you through. Find a good man that loves the Lord and will love you the way you deserve to be loved. You are a child of God worthy of His blessings and a life of joy. God heals and will heal you. He still has a plan for you. I pray for you to be healed right now in the name of Jesus! Allow Him to guide you in your decisions. You are worth more than all the diamonds and riches in the world! As a child of God, make Jesus your Lord and Savior. Allow His Holy Spirit to live inside of you to fill that void. And you will be an heir to His Kingdom forever!

Age: 42
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Date: January 18, 2016

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