My heart still hurts and grieves sometimes, but I’m mostly grateful for how much I’ve grown since. I do wonder what my life would look like now if I had gone through with the pregnancy. It would have been very different. I don’t think I would have been able to finish college, and would most likely have been a single mother. It would have been very hard, and I was not ready for it.

I’m proud of myself for where I am today. I’ve forgiven myself, and have loving people in my life now. I’ve graduated and am working on my career goals. The future is bright! And mostly, I’m happy!

My life didn’t end after my abortion like I thought it would! I have been given so much grace by others and by God. Every woman going through this deserves that kind of grace no matter what. No. Matter. What.