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Monday, November 06, 2006


This week’s guest blogger- Nancy C Anderson

I met Allison about 4 years ago at a Christian book convention and we “clicked” right away. She invited me (and my best friend Tonya Ruiz) to a luau, sponsored by her publisher, and of course, we went--and we’ve been pals ever since. As Allison became a publishing “machine” she included my stories in four of the books under the U-Turns umbrella.

The first one I’d like to chat about is “God Answers Moms’ Prayers” My story is called “Timmy’s Ring.” (page 168)

My son, Timmy was diagnosed with a terminal chromosomal disorder before he was born--when I was about 3 months pregnant. My doctor and many friends suggested that I get an abortion. I struggled to decide if my “pro-life” position was just my talk—or my walk.

Here’s a short excerpt:

“That afternoon, I prayed, “Lord, I believe abortion is wrong, but on my own, I don’t have the strength to fall in love with a baby who is going to die. Please show me how.”
I kept saying it, even before I meant it. “I choose to love this baby with all my heart.” I willed my words into actions. In faith, I moved my hands as I timidly caressed my stomach. In faith, I moved my lips as I mouthed the words, “I love you.” No sound came out. I kept repeating the phrase until my brain found the secret passageway to my heart and I was free to taste the bittersweet tears of loving a child who would never love me.”

Four months later, Timmy died, wrapped in my love, on his birth-day- 6-22-1990
Tomorrow’s post will be more fun. It’s about nagging wife-me!
PS: ATTENTION BABY BOOMER WOMEN! Allison Bottke will be the Featured Author of the Month for November at America's #1 web site for baby boomer women.
Visit Allison's main web site at http://www.godallowsuturns.com and click on the National Association of Baby Boomer Women logo to join the NABBW or to visit the free forums at Boomer Women Speak. Join Allison in the Featured Author Forum in November and learn how wise, warm and witty baby boomer women are connecting, encouraging and supporting one another every day.
For those of you who have not read Nancy's entire story, i would encourage you to pick up GOD ANSWERS MOM'S PRAYERS. It's a powerful and poignant testimony to God's love. Thank you again, Nancy, for allowing me to share it with our readers around the world.
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