The frozen, numb, zombie look on her face stopped me cold with my meal prep.
I looked at my darling daughter and I asked her what was wrong. She looked at me and said, “I didn’t know”. I asked her what she meant. “I didn’t know that’s what an abortion was.” Now I felt sucker punched.
Ugh….you see I just assumed (huge mistake here) since we have always participated in Pro-Life marches, events, presentations, etc…..and I talk openly about the topic that my 14 year old knew and understood what it was all about.
I asked her what she thought an abortion was. She stated she knew it was taking of a life but she had never really processed or thought about how it was taken or that it was painful (for both involved: the child and the mother).
How this even all came about was we were visiting about my excitement for our family to have the opportunity to participate in the Rally for Life this Saturday in Austin. And then to hear Abby Johnson speak on Feb 1 about her conversion story. She once upon a time had worked for Planned Parenthood. Her testimony is about having had to assist and watch on the sonogram an abortion procedure. This is what forever changed her world. What I had read on Abby’s website opened my daughter’s eyes to the reality of it.
This broke my heart because I realized it was another layer of innocence she no longer has, yet I am also glad it was me who she had the moment with, so she could process it out.
It has given us some amazing conversations and profound moments. She sees how ugly it is but is still too young to truly grasp that these beautiful women are just as much a victim as their child that was taken from their womb. They are victims of the lies the enemy whispered in their ears, their heads, their hearts…convincing them this was their only choice.
We have had the chance to really discuss the different types of lies the enemy may say to these precious women of God to convince them to take a life. It has been tough but it has also been good, because I can see in my daughters eyes how deeply disturbed she is about it, yet also how very concerned and compassionate she feels toward the women. And that is important. Too many times we get caught up in the fight to save a life that we forget to love these women who are hurting too!
I chose console and hope to support my daughter through this.
Console: Comforts and eases burdens; guides a person toward rest within our emotions.
*My daughter really needed to be unburdened by this traumatic awareness of what an abortion is.
Hope: Even though Console also has Ylang Ylang and Frankincense, as well, Hope has Bergamot.
*My daughter really needed to feel the optimism of this oil. She feels so deeply for others. Hope oil helps her feel connected to God in knowing that HE DOES REDEEM ALL!!!
That was my week of reality…what about you!?
Sit…pray….journal….tap….and oil up!
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