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Boxing With God (Conclusion of “Expecting Twins”)

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Boxing With God (Conclusion of “Expecting Twins”)

Once I had spoken the word “abortion” to my husband, it was as if the effect echoed throughout the house. For weeks it had been a thought that crawled through my mind, lurking in the shadows of my over-sized doubt, fear and insecurities. Like a fly, I tried to swat it away and ignore it’s presence but it was relentless. Ironically, though it was difficult to say out loud, I felt a sense of relief in releasing it. It forced me to face it. Looking into my husband’s eyes I could see his inner struggle. He told me that ultimately this is my body and my decision, but he...

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The Dark Side (Part Two of “Expecting Twins”)

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The Dark Side (Part Two of “Expecting Twins”)

Despite the encouraging support of my husband, family and close friends, I could not accept how much my life was going to change with the news of expecting twins. Not only was I as sick as a dying dog, but I was also sick of hearing, “This is a blessing.”, “If there is anyone who can do this, it’s you!”, oh and my favorite…“The Lord only gives you as much as you can bear.” That one really pissed me off. I don’t want to go through life “bearing”. As these words would flow from their mouth, all I could picture was the Greek tragedy “Atlas”. Just because I have the...

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