Friday, October 12, 2012

31 Days of Support—Day 12: A personal story on choosing life {Five Minute Friday}


It’s Friday!  Where a group of us join together for five minutes of writing without worrying about if it’s just right or not, hosted by the lovely Lisa-Jo (who is also participating in the 31 Days challenge by encouraging us to write our story).

Today’s Prompt:  RACE


Lying in a hospital bed my world turned upside down.

This isn’t how it went in the “What to Expect When Your Expecting” handbook, and at 19 weeks along in my first pregnancy we came face to face with an unimaginable suggestion. 

His words dropped like an axe, splitting into the room.

At this point your only option is to discontinue this pregnancy.” He stated.  His precisely packaged words a futile attempt to mask the truth.

He tried to convince us that continuing the pregnancy would only put my life in danger, never stopping to consider the tiny life inside.

But choosing life is our only option and we will let God decide, we told him.

“From your lips to God’s ears” he retorted.

Over that weekend, just as the doctor suspected, my fever soared dangerously high; signs of infection were settling in. Someone came to my room, preparing me for what would take place upon delivery which by now appeared imminent.

My pulse raced.

From the fever?

From fear.

But we prayed and begged and pleaded for God to intervene.

And He did.

And today?

In every twirl, I witness the masterpiece of His creation.

Beautiful. Precious. Miraculous.



For You created my inmost being…I will praise Thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” {Psalm 139:13-14}

Your JourneyConsider taking time to share a difficult decision or situation you’ve faced in your life. How did you witness God intervene?  Feel free to share your heart in the comments!


Have an extra minute? Click on a box below to check out a three of my blogging friends also participating in the 31 Days series, hosted by the Nester:

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