Thursday, 25 June 2009

living Hope - born at 23 weeks gestation

By Loisann Fowler

As a pregnant mother at 23 weeks gestation I was completely asymptomatic when labor started. After giving me the drug to attempt to stop labor, it was determined by amniocentesis that there were at least 4 known bacteria in the amniotic fluid.

The baby was very sick and could not survive in the womb. In fact, the doctor told me the baby had a better chance at surviving outside the womb than within.

I was told that the likelihood of her surviving was very slim. The drug had only slightly slowed labor anyway; the baby wanted out. So pitocin was started and within a few minutes our 510 gram baby girl was born. That is 1 pound 2 ounces, and she was 11 inches long. A team of neonatologists and NICU nurses were ready in waiting.

However, before they rolled her away, the neonatologist asked me if I wanted to touch her. He wheeled her isolette beside my bed and I touched her little hairless head. Her arms moved toward her head and I placed my pinky finger on her delicate hand. To my amazement, she tightly wrapped her hand around my finger and squeezed. This was the beginning of Hope's incredible battle.

There were never any promises made by the staff, only the truth wrapped in patient love and professional wisdom. It was a long and rocky road of life and death moments. For four long months she grew inside of an isolette instead of my womb. No life saving measure was ignored. She was given the best of care. All of her organs were developed and operating at 23 weeks except the lungs. A ventilator breathed the breath of life for her while she grew in strength and size. And she survived! We took Hope home 4 months after the day she was born; a whopping 4 pounds.

Today, December 17 2004, she is a 7 year old preparing for Christmas; with all the joy and enthusiasm this brings. A petite 49 pounds, Hope is as strong as an ox. She has no fear. She jumps from any height, runs without inhibition, climbs to the highest point and loves to go 'faster' at anything that has momentum. She only has hearing in one ear, one leg grows slower than the other (for which she wears a lift on one shoe), and she wears glasses for extreme nearsightedness while having no peripheral vision due to surgery to save her sight. Hope has no inclination that any of these things are handicaps in any way. She loves to draw, sing, play the piano, put together puzzles, play games, jump into her older brothers' arms with reckless abandon and is rarely motionless. Often her last question before going to sleep is, "What's for breakfast?"

Without a doubt life begins at conception. Hope's life began at conception. Her entire family and everyone whom she has ever met rejoices that life was pursued upon her early arrival into this world. Hope is extremely generous and has a tender, sensitive heart toward others. The world would be missing a wonderful gift had her life not been prized.


Above is a recent photo of Hope. Unfortunately many abortions are carried out at 23 weeks gestation (when Hope was born). This is very sad. If you are considering an abortion PLEASE think again. If you have had an abortion, please know that there is forgiveness in One Jesus Christ. But you have to get right with Him - click here to find out more

Have you heard the great news?

FRIEND, it is a sad thing when we make mistakes - even when choosing to deliberately do it. Such things can haunt us for the rest of our lives even if we try to escape the truth- but there is One who wishes to love you inspite of every thing you have done that is wrong.

Every time we have lied, stolen, murdered or anything else, our conscience tells us it is wrong.

Do you know the true cost of such actions? To understand how to find forgiveness for the wrongs you have done in your life, you must listen to your conscience and ask yourself, if you died right now & were before God... (see below for proof that God exists)

Would He find you guilty of these wrongs? (breaking His 10 commandments)
EVER taken God’s name in vain? “the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.”
God is a loving, but perfect Judge. Found guilty, Hell is the place you will go...
(“It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.”)
“for all have sinned & fall short of the glory of God”

HOWEVER Jesus Christ took YOUR punishment upon Himself.
“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” After His death on the cross, He rose from the dead & defeated death.

To be forgiven you must turn away (Repent) from the things that are wrong (sin) & put your trust in Jesus, & you will “not perish but have everlasting life” in heaven.
please read God’s Word, the Holy Bible, daily & obey it. A good place to start is the Gospel of John.

Jesus said: “I am the way & the truth & the life. NO ONE comes to the Father except through me.”

Don’t believe in God? Imagine if I said nobody made the buildings around you - no builder.
Then that would be crazy! yet the human body is far more complex than any man made object.
“For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God.“ very simple.
“The fool has said in his heart,“There is no God.”“ Psalm 14:1

For a free bible or info, contact us here at redeemedvoice using the info above.

save yourself some pain:- (information about becoming a Christian)

Monday, 22 June 2009

Just because the government says its fine, does not make it right

please, don't murder the unborn. Get right with your Creator who can forgive ANY sin, but only through the blood of Jesus - click here to find out more

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