I want to provide this world with hope for a future. Some might say I try a little to hard to save the world...but I'm just following my heart. The world needs to hear the truth spoken with love, not with judgment, not with anger, but with love. That is my heart's desire, and that is what I try to do.
I have learned a lot over the past year not only about the topic of abortion but about myself. I have found a strength deep within me that I never new existed. I have been faced with extreme animosity because of my decision to openly defend life, even by those who I considered to be close friends. But I am not doing this for popularity, for recognition and certainly not for profit. I am doing this because I believe that women deserve better than abortion, everyone deserves to know the truth, and the unborn deserve a chance to live. I do it because I genuinely love people and want to see everyone succeed. And above all, I do it for God. I am unashamedly a believer that Jesus took a stand for me and gave His life so that I might live. I want to live my life for Him by taking a stand for the lives He created and died for so that others might see Him through me and realize how valuable we all are no matter what stage of life we are in.
I will have my first opportunity to publicly speak to youth in the community on March 26th at an Indiana High School, coincidentally in my hometown where I grew up as a teenager. While I cannot openly talk about my faith or express my opinion about abortion specifically, I will have the opportunity to talk about my personal testimony and the importance of self-value and healthy relationships. I'll be sure to write a follow up entry on how that experience goes.
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported me in my efforts. Every kind word, every shared emotion, each effort on your part has been a huge blessing for me. Together, we can reshape our world with simple acts of love.