Laura Colley

My Son Saved My Life

Back in 2009 I found myself in difficult situation. I became homeless and had to live in a hostel for two months. While trying get back on my feet I befriended an man and we became very close and started a relationship.

Shortly afterwards I found out I was pregnant. I was unemployed was not ready for a baby. In the shock of it all, I went straight to doctor and requested an abortion as I didn't feel I go could go ahead with the pregnancy.  

As I sat in the doctor and told her my circumstances, she said she did not think it was the best thing to go ahead with. However, everyone in my family was backing me to go ahead with the abortion. 

But I realized I could not go ahead with it, I didn’t have the heart to do it. I listened to my heart, even though it was struggle throughout the pregnancy. Jakob was born weighing just 5lbs. He was a perfect angel. I didn't want him out of my sight. I fell in love with him more and more each today.

Five years later I have the most beautiful caring loving boy God could ever given me. He is the best thing to ever happen to me. Looking back the best decision I ever made that I didn't go ahead with the death penalty for my unborn son. He changed my life all for the better. He's an amazing little boy. Everyone that meets him just falls in love with him too. 

Things are so much better now. I live in a lovely home near the sea, and am engaged to be married. My life has become so much better - something I would not have thought possible when I was considering abortion. I love the saying. "I thank God from protecting me from what I thought I wanted,  and blessing me with what I didn’t know I needed".  

Having Jakob saved my life, because I choose life for both me and my son.
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