Kay's Story: Choosing Life for Christopher
"I've never regretted my decision for life."
It’s hard to believe that it was 19 years ago that I was faced with an unwanted pregnancy. I was shocked and embarrassed that I allowed myself to get into this position.
I immediately thought of aborting the pregnancy and just moving on with my life, but I was not 100% sure that was what I wanted to do.
Looking back I can see the hand of God lovingly guiding me to the counselors at the pregnancy center. I don’t remember exactly what we discussed, but the one thing I do remember is her asking if she could read me
a Scripture. She read Psalm 139:13-16.
"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."
At that point, I knew I could not end a life that God had already begun to form or end the days that God had written for him or her. It was not the child’s fault that I had been inconvenienced with this pregnancy.
The center supported me through the whole process. Even when my family tried to pressure me into abortion, they were there. It was through their love and support that I was able to learn about God, His word, and accept Jesus as my Savior.
On January 6, 1994, I welcomed my son, Christopher, into this world. His name means “one who has Christ in his heart.” I chose this name so he would always be reminded that it was Christ who saved his life and has a destiny for him to live out.
When my parents saw Christopher for the first time, they fell in love with him and they have never stopped loving him. My father passed away this past December, and he was so proud to see Christopher earn the recognition of All State Lineman. He loved to watch him play football and encouraged him to work hard.
Christopher is now 18 years old and heading off to college to study engineering this fall. He has been an awesome son, successful student and athlete. I’ve never regretted my decision for life. God has been faithful every step of the way.
Posted on Tue, September 4, 2012
by Katherine Hardacre