Having an abortion is a decision only
you can make. It is a decision that involves not only your body, but your heart
and soul. I became a mother for the first time when I was sixteen. By the grace
of God I had a loving and supporting family and even though we were young my boyfriend
and I were very much in love, as a matter of fact were still together to this
Unfortunately time goes by and love fades and 3 years ago I found
out I was pregnant. At that time neither one of us were ready to have another
child so on February 17th I had an abortion. I was 9 weeks along. It was one of
the hardest decisions I ever had to make. Shortly after the procedure I found
myself thinking of what I had done, sometimes regretting and at other times not.
It was extremely hard at times to look at my beautiful daughter and realizing
what I had done.
But like they say time heals all wounds and yours will
eventually heal too. I am now a part-time student pursuing a career in the juvenile
system and have a really good job, but sometimes fate plays tricks on us. I find
myself 7 weeks pregnant once again facing the decision whether or not to bring
a life into this world, when I am not ready and no longer in love with my daughter's
father. The decision will be a hard one to make and I often dream about it, but
whatever decision I decide to make I know in my heart that it is the right one,
and whatever decision you decide to make will also be the right one.
God be with you and me. LOL with alot of tears and most definitely alot of confusion.Heather
7 January 2003
more stories -- share your story
stories move in circles. They don't go in straight lines. So it helps if you listen
in circles because there are stories inside and stories between stories and finding
your way through them is as easy and as hard as finding your way home. And part
of the finding is the getting lost. And when you're lost, you really start to
open up and listen."
- Traveling Jewish Theater