Today I give thanks—because my mother valued my life so much, she gave up her dreams with the man she loved—in order to give me life.

My mother loved me before I was born.

She was a young bride, madly in love with a dashing, brilliant, and talented man—my biological father. Soon after they were married, she became pregnant with me. He did not want a child, and pressured her to get an abortion. My mother refused. His solution—reflective of the broken world we live in—was to push her down a flight of stairs in order to induce a miscarriage. She bravely walked away from the security of marriage—with no idea how she was going to support herself. When I was born, she gave me the middle name “Faith” because, even though she didn’t know God personally at the time, she knew she needed faith in Him. 

Today, I celebrate the gift of life and give thanks to God for giving me such a tender-hearted mother.

She refused to sacrifice my life on the altar of selfishness or inconvenience. During this traumatic time in her life, she exercised her God-given instincts to preserve the life of the child in her womb. She laid her life down for mine. And—God took care of her. Several years later, she met my father and he has been the best dad ever!

Today, I celebrate with a grateful heart, the life God has given me and the opportunity to live for His glory.

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” (‭‭Psalm‬ ‭139:13-16‬)

God wrote this day for me while I was yet in my mother’s womb—He did for you, too. You are reading this devotional because she chose life. If this devotional blesses you—send my sweet mother some love! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

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