A Baby’s Prayer

Here are the lyrics to a wonderful, poignant song written by Scott Brasher and Kathy Troccoli. The song is on Kathy’s album, “Love and Mercy”.

There are videos on You Tube you can watch, as well.

A Baby’s Prayer

I can hear her talking with a friend
I think it’s all about me
Oh how she can’t have a baby now
My Mommy doesn’t see

That I feel her breathe, I know her voice
Her blood, it flows through my heart
God you know my greatest wish is that
We’d never be apart

But if I should die before I wake
I pray her soul You’ll keep
Forgive her Lord, she doesn’t know
That You gave life to me

Do I really have to say goodbye
Don’t want this time to be through
Oh please tell her that I love her Lord
And that You love her too

‘Cause if I should die before I wake
I pray her soul You’ll keep
Forgive her Lord, she doesn’t know
That You gave life to me

On the days when she may think of me
Please comfort her with the truth
That the angels hold me safe and sound
‘Cause I’m in Heaven with You
I’m in Heaven with You

Your child, created by loving father God lives inside you. Please let your child live. Don’t have an abortion. Have an ultrasound; see your child living and growing inside you. Give God a chance to work in your life and in the life of your child.

Donna


Understanding Does Not Equal Agreement

Recently, I’ve read that pro-choice people no longer want to use the term “pro-choice” to describe themselves. I imagine it’s hard to explain a term that basically says, “As a woman, you have the right to allow your unborn baby to live, or, you can choose to kill it.  It’s your legal right, your body.”

I’m  sure there are those reading this post that think my first paragraph is judgmental, critical and intolerant.  You must remember, by saying I’m judgmental is itself, judging me.  If you tell me I’m intolerant, isn’t that intolerance?

If you think I’m imposing my moral values on you by stating that abortion kills children and I say it’s wrong to do that, don’t you do the same when you force your moral rules on pro-life people by applauding Roe v. Wade, that gives women the “legal” right to choose, and then tell me I’m intolerant for disagreeing.

I understand that the laws of the USA allow abortion at all stages of the baby’s development, but understanding does not equal agreement.  Think on that horrifying scenario.  How does where we are have any bearing on who we are as a human being?  How does a journey of eight inches down a birth canal make us human, more human, or viable, and give someone the “right” to end our life.

Are we defined by self-awareness and our intelligence levels?  Do others have the “right” to decide if we are less valuable, perhaps burdensome, and therefore, exploit us or kill us if they disagree with those limits?  Babies, toddlers, the aged, disabled and infirmed are examples fitting that possible equation. The forty years since the legalization of abortion, has desensitized our western culture and moral values.   What was once considered evil is now called good, and what was once held as high moral standards is now thought of as evil, judgmental and intolerant.

It’s the frog in pot idea.  The temperature is gradually turned up on the frog, and before he realizes he needs to get out of the pot, he’s comfortable with the water temperature and he’s boiled.

Abortion is only the beginning of people making laws about who should live and who should die.  Anyone considered not useful or a burden on society will soon suffer the same death sentence as the aborted unborn.  There are those promoting post-birth abortions.  No longer partial-birth.  Deliver a child and kill it.

When will killing a six month or year-old child be O.K. because the “mother” decides she could no longer be burdened with the child.  I can see your face and hear your gasps of, “that will never happen!”  Yes it will. Fifty to one hundred years ago, people were jailed for aborting babies.  It was murder. It was unthinkable.  But now, we tell ourselves women have the right to choose. That started just forty years ago.  Evil is good.  Good is evil.

Why don’t women choose to end the life of the toddler they carry in their arms instead of the baby they carry inside their body?  One is outside her body, the other inside.  What’s the difference?

Think about it, if you can . . . . .

Donna

 

 

 

 

 

Courageous Birth Mothers-Women Who Love and Give Everything

Monday, May 28th is Memorial Day in the USA.  It’s a time to remember and celebrate the fallen and living veterans who courageously fought, died and live to ensure our country’s freedom.  Their sacrifice means we civilians have the opportunity to live our lives to the fullest, and are able to enjoy the freedoms that our Constitution provides.  Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the freedom of speech and the right to worship as we wish are just a few of the liberties we have because of our veterans.  I want to thank and salute you.  I send up my prayers for you and your families.

I have numerous readers from other countries, and I want to thank you.  I mentioned Memorial Day not only for those of you in the states reading this blog, but to let the people from other countries know what we celebrate this weekend.  My readers from China, do not have many of the liberties we take for granted.  I think of the Chinese people often and pray for them.  The Chinese government restricts families to one child.  The horrific result of this law is the untold millions of babies, mostly girls, who have been aborted over the past decades.  My heart cries out before the Lord God to end the senseless slaughter of Chinese children because of a government’s hold on citizens who do not have the life and liberty that we do in the USA.  Never mind that when man steps in to control the birth of human life, we mess it up and mess ourselves up beyond all possible imagining.  The Chinese are now dealing with a population completely out of God’s balance with more males than females.  This is a problem that will not be easily fixed without further interference from man.

Women who give up their children for adoption are some of the most courageous women on the earth.  The decision to give their babies life and the chance at a better life and education that the birth mother is not able to give them, at this point in her life’s journey, is an act of great courage and sacrifice for the benefit of her child and the adoptive family.  I thank you and my heart salutes you.  I cannot imagine the agony of that choice, and the years of wondering how they are; are they happy, loved, cared for, what do they look like, all while trying to make a new life for yourself.  The God of all creation knows your sacrifice and has a special blessing for protecting the child He formed in your womb and the great love you showed your child by your “choice.”

I have two children because of two women’s great love and monumental sacrifice.  If I could hold each of you in my arms and bless you, I would.  So, instead, I say thank you to all of you from those of us who love your babies and raise them as our own.  We gave birth in the agony of our waiting hearts, counting on your courage, and we cannot say “thank you,” enough. 

To me, you are as courageous as a veteran facing death under fire, and the protection you gave “our” child was the selflessness of a true mother.

I pray for all of you who have made, or are making, this choice for life as every mother everywhere in the world makes the choice for her children.

God knows who you are.

Donna

 

All-Sufficient God

The memories of this past holiday season are sealed in my heart.  I was blessed to have my son’s and daughter’s families at home for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year which of course included both my grandsons!  My children are not often home at the same time, and I cherished the special days together.

Grandsons . . . I have two, and if it’s God’s plan, they’ll be more grandchildren.  God’s intentions for us are always good.  I remind myself of this when I can, because I remember a time I was certain I’d never be a mother, let alone a grandmother.

Everyday God’s goodness amazes me. Jeremiah 29:11 tells us God has good plans for us, plans to give us hope and a future, and even though these words were spoken by God in the old testament to the children of Israel, when you become a christian, you become heirs to God’s promises to Abraham as well.  God has good intentions for all our lives, but He has requirements as well.

Jeremiah also tells us God wants to prosper us.  Prosperity in the scriptures means sufficiency in all things, God’s grace abounding toward us.  In order for us to receive His bounty in every area of our lives, He wants us to first seek Him and His kingdom, and when we do, He promises to care and provide for us.

In my post, Adoption An Answer For The Pain, I shared my heart with you about my infertility, miscarriages and eventual adoptions.  After ten years of infertility and my first miscarriage, I gave up on everything, including God.  My pain swallowed me; and I was sick to death of listening to women complain about their kids and motherhood, or not wanting to be pregnant at all.  God, in His loving mercy allowed me to grieve and heal, and eventually I returned to His arms of forgiveness and hope, even though He’d never let me go to start with.

God had blessings planned for me.  His path was different than I’d thought of for my life, but oh, how good His ideas were for me.

If you still wait for a child, or you’re pregnant and don’t want to be, don’t give up on God. He’s not given up on you.  He wants you to have a child; perhaps through natural birth or adoption, or maybe foster care.  He is the God of life.  If you’re considering abortion, wait and seek Him first.  Allow God’s Holy Spirit to speak to you and share His good intentions for both you and your baby.

He is the “all-sufficient one” who never slumbers or sleeps.  God cares about every detail of your life and He will sustain you.

Over time, I healed  after my miscarriage.  I prayed.  I cried out to God.  I wanted peace.  I wanted what He wanted for me because I’d come to the realization He wanted only good for me.  I stepped back and let go of my baby quest, and in His great compassion, love and timing, God brought my baby daughter into my life.  He’d wanted this for me all along.  God never let go of me and He used one woman’s choice for life to be the answer to my prayers.

He’ll do the same for you, no matter what side of the motherhood equation you’re on.

Seek Him first.  You and your child will never regret it.

Donna

 

God Wants To Bless You

I sat in church today amidst sunshine spilling through stained glass windows and Christmas carols floating above the organ’s soothing tones. I’m certain the scene and sounds mirrored many such services taking place across America today during this Advent season.  The pastor spoke of the infilling of the Holy Spirit in our lives and how God gives us the Spirit to bring about the work of His Kingdom on the earth now.

I knew this from scripture and God has dealt with my walk in His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven for a while.  This blog is a part of His work in my life to help other women become more aware of how very much God loves them and their children.  His kingdom on earth. . .

The pastor spoke of blessing and being a blessing to others.  It’s one of God’s good principles of doing unto others.  In blessing others, we are blessed.  God healed me, gave me a family of my own and now I seek to be a blessing to those of you who want children and a family.  I want to help the women who are making hard choices about children, abortion, adoption and life.  I want to bless you.

The ushers passed out the communion elements, the bread and juice representing Jesus’ body and blood given as a gift to us for salvation, healing and blessing.  Everytime I partake of communion I receive the blessing of Christ into my body, my mind and my spirit.

I sat in the peace of the moment asking God to bless the elements, for the simple bread and juice received in faith to become inside me what He intended it’s purpose to be. I looked out across the congregation and the Holy Spirit spoke softly, like He usually does.  He said,”These are my people.  I love them as much as I do you.  I love the people who are not here as well, just like I do you.”  I answered, “Yes, Lord, I know that.”  He said, “I want to give you My heart for these people.  Will you receive it?”

I sat very still for a moment, a little stunned as a tear splashed on my hand.  What He asked of me was a big request. I’ve walked with God long enough to know I could not accept a gift of this magnitude unless He helped me.  “I will.” I answered out loud.  “If you will help me receive it.”

I felt His smile in my heart.

He told me, “Some people are here today because they want to be, some are here to please another, some are here because it’s expected, some are here because they’re desperate, and some are here because they don’t know where else to find me. I need My church to become Christ to those around you.”

He reinforced in me that what I was doing by reaching out to women across the world concerning His heart about babies and their lives and the lives of their mothers was His heart, and He blessed me with this affirmation.

The Lord Jesus wants to bless each of us.  Will you let Him?

Donna

Reconciliation Prayer

A few years ago I wrote a prayer for reconciling my heart with my son.  I’ve prayed it often about other people and circumstances, but mostly in regard to my attitude.  Time has brought the gift of wisdom in a few areas at least, and when the Holy Spirit reminds me to first remove the log from my eye so I can pray for others about the speck in theirs, I hasten to do so.

If you’ve read my posts, you know I have two children who are adopted.  I am their mother in every sense of that word and that includes the stresses, tensions and disappointments experienced by both the parent and the child.  My children bring me great joy and love, but we are human beings, and with that, we get the flaws and the pain as well.  Here is my prayer.  Use it as a guide to help in your life and parenting experience.

Reconcile my son to me.  Reconcile me to my son.  Cleanse us both and set us free from me verses him and him verses me.
Lord Jesus, dig up the lies from our hearts and expose them to the light of your truth.  Purge us, renew our minds and our hearts.
Cover us with your blood sacrifice.
Create in me a clean heart.  Give me yours.  Forgive us, both.  Protect us.
In your mercy, restore the time lost with joyful expectation.  Replace old memories of both our disappointments with fresh hope in you, Jesus.  Give us joy, belief, faith, certainty and the freshness of your Holy Spirit.
Grant us the restorative power of Your love.
Thank you for making us a family.  Help us always to remember how much we love each other.
Let it be this day as you led me to pray.  Amen!”
Donna

 

 

A Mother Will Do Anything For Her Child

I want to address this post to the women who are considering abortion.  If you can, take hold of the stress, confusion and pain, and make yourself think beyond now and think of the future of the precious life growing inside you.  Think about your future.

All the voices bombarding you, tell you abortion will solve everything for everyone involved and that your life and the life of the man involved will return to normal.  But in reality, the only person who can make the decision is you.  I’m asking you not to listen to anyone telling you abortion is the answer until you’ve found a quiet place, cried out to God and waited a week to give Him a chance to speak to you and intervene in your life and the life of your child.  As a mother, you owe yourself and your child this chance.

Yes, if you’re pregnant, you’re a mother.  Right now.  The baby is just living inside you instead of in your home.  The location does not make your child less of a human being, and does not make you less of a mother.  Think of any pregnant woman you know or have been around; the first thing the doctor does is advise you how to care for your child by caring for yourself.  Don’t drink, smoke, take drugs, have x-rays, make sure you take vitamin supplements, eat right, rest, ect. etc..  You’re the mom, it’s up to you to make sure you do everything you can to protect your baby.  Abortion does not protect your baby, and it does not protect you.  Abortion ends your child’s life and can seriously damage your own.

Women who abort have an 81% chance of experiencing major mental health and addiction issues after aborting.  See my post When God Says.  Abortions can lead to infection, a higher chance of breast cancer and many other health issues, and you may face the possibility of not conceiving  or carrying a child to term when you do decide you want one.

Isaiah 49:15 asks, “Can a woman forget her child?”  I think not.  Abortion will not keep the child and it’s death from your heart or mind.  I know.  I’ve lost two children through miscarriage.  There’s hardly a day I don’t think of them and grief still wells up inside me, and this pain is from miscarriage.  Not a choice I made.  I can’t imagine the heartache a woman must feel when she thinks about her abortion decision.

So, I ask you again.  Please wait.  Go to God, not clinics, friends, boyfriends or anyone else.  Just God.

Father God, I ask in the name of Jesus that You will speak to the hearts and minds of any women who are reading this post who are considering abortion.  I ask that they will cry out to You for help.  Reveal Your heart to them.  Show them how much You love them and quiet the voices around them who are urging them to abort. Quiet their minds and let them hear only Your voice.  You’ve given us free will.  You do not force us to do or say anything we do not want to.  That’s how much You love us.  Holy Spirit, come now and guide the choices being made. Speak life to the mother’s hearts because You love them and their children so much.  Amen.

Donna