It’s a limiting belief to think that women who dedicate their lives to raising children are less than. While every woman’s name won’t be in lights or heralded for every innovation, she will be known and go down in history for her legacy, however small that may be.
When people become famous, their bio includes their personal life, where they came from, who raised them. Who provided them the nurturing and opportunity to follow their calling and live out their gifts that are shared with the world? Parents are part of that creation of history and none of it would happen without a woman who chose to bring a life into the world.
Whether in sports, entrepreneurship, politics, or education, the woman behind those successes is credited with making it happen. No, not every woman is a perfect picture of mothering, but if she gave life, she gave opportunity. When a woman chooses life, she offers breath to a person who was given the chance to go into the world and make an impact.
History-makers aren’t always the ones in the spotlight, and sometimes it can take decades to learn what kind of an impact someone will have in this life. Therefore, we should never doubt, assume, or wave-off how or when any one of us just might be part of big moments in history.
Melissa Ohden, an abortion survivor, explains it perfectly, “My family is living testament to the intergenerational impact of abortion. If that abortion attempt had succeeded in ending my life, then my daughter, Olivia, would have never entered this world. My husband would have never had a wife. My adoptive parents would have never had a daughter. My brother and sister would have never had a sibling. And now my biological family would never have had me in their life. The list could go on and on. Abortion truly has a ripple effect. No one remains untouched.”
Melissa is now a strong and impactful voice for life. She is living proof of what a person can become and how they can impact history if given the chance at life. God had big plans for her and He pulled her out of the death sentence that was waiting for her. All praise to Him because we can’t imagine a world without her!
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11
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Published on Sunday, March 8, 2020 @ 4:19 PM EDT