I had kids
Here, in my womb
Swimming in amniotic fluid
That I would be
To love and protect
I was scared
Pregnant by a white man
In a world where
Black and white
Was a not a vanilla swirl
High yellow blacks
With auburn curls
For a way of escape
Thinking that I could take
From the One who gave me
Granting a gift
That I rejected
Of raising a child
Repeating a pattern
That repeats itself in
Generations of black folks
Reducing our population to
That by discarding "the burden"
I'd change the last chapters of
Romeo and Juliet
Two star crossed lovers
Happily ever after
And our parents would see
That all blood is red
We all put our pants on
One leg at a time
What about he (or she)
That this many years later
Voices that cry out
From pictures of children
Hanging on hallways
Invitations to graduations
Shadows of life
That should have been
Death over life
Snatched from innocent babes
I had kids
Here, in my womb.
I love this book!
Andrea answered some very important questions I had and she helped me understand a lot of things that really bothered me.
Thank you Andrea and thank you for doing what Jesus Christ Laid on your
heart to do to help Woman and Men who need help with what they have been
through with abortion or even thinking about abortion.
God bless you !!!!
A year ago I approached the author for her healing gifts. She is a friend and I have a terminal disease.
In the discussion that followed, she said that she sensed I had a deeply buried and painful action from the past, perhaps an abortion. This was an amazing insight. I have not talked to anyone about the abortion, except my minister shortly after the abortion 30 years ago.
She then gently probed and listened as I talked through my story. With a series a series of prayers
she led me out of the aftermath of my abortion, still remarkably fresh in pain even now.
Over the decades I have prayed countless times for forgiveness and, more importantly, for a sense
that I had been forgiven. That afternoon I felt the burden lift.
"Abortion Surrendered" A Prayer Manual for Healing of Persons Involved with Abortion will be immensely useful for the wide range of people, from those who have lain on the medical table, those who have held their hands, those who mourn the lost life and those who aided the action. No one escapes this experience without long-standing wounds.
I particularly liked that objective, fact-driven issues about abortion are included, without being
overwhelming. Similarly, I did not feel pounded by a "repent you sins" lecture. Andrea helped me find
to what Jesus promised, a way to remove my heavy and find peace.
If you are a prayer leader, clergy or counselor, this book will probably become a well-worn "go to" guide when abortion is part of your work with others. Individuals can also use it as a ladder to healing.
Andrea is increasing her outreach with this newly published book. So you may have the chance to benefit from hearing this humble yet confident lady who bubbles over with God's love and gifts of healing.
Until then, I encourage you to use her book alone. It has simple, to-the-point prayers to help bring
peace from the pain.
1950 - 2016
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I love the way this book is written and put together, very simple, but professional and Biblical.
The cover is beautiful, love the large print and great flow of this prayer manual.
I am a post abortive woman, a member of Operation Outcry and am very honored to have received this great book and personally met the author at prolife events we've attended with our ministry.
God bless you abundantly Pastor Andrea for writing and sharing your awesome book of healing for those wounded after abortion!
Camille J Miller
Christian Poet from California
We overcome by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of our testimony!
Read Revelations 12:11