You Carried Me

You Carried Me

By Melissa Ohden

  • Release Date: 2017-01-09
  • Genre: Christianity
Score: 5
5
From 18 Ratings
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Description

What happens when an abortion survivor finds her birth mother, who never knew her daughter was alive?

Melissa Ohden is fourteen when she learns she is the survivor of a botched abortion. In this intimate memoir she details for the first time her search for her biological parents, and her own journey from anger and shame to faith and empowerment.

After a decade-long search Melissa finally locates her birth father and writes to extend forgiveness, only to learn that he has died without answering her burning questions. Melissa becomes a mother herself in the very hospital where she was aborted. This experience transforms her attitude toward women who have had abortions, as does the miscarriage of her only son and the birth of a second daughter with complex health issues. But could anything prepare her for the day she finally meets her birth mother and hears her side of their story?

This intensely personal story of love and redemption illumines the powerful bond between mother and child that can overcome all odds.

Reviews

  • Wow.

    5
    By Ivan_Ginger
    I started this book today and couldn't put it down. My cousin is friends with Melissa so I've heard bits and pieces of her story over the years. This story is absolutely incredible. I'm so proud of Melissa and all she has overcome and accomplished. I'm actually from Storm Lake and spent many summers rollerblading along side the lake. I wonder if we ever crossed paths. Would have been an honor. God's timing is perfect
  • Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave

    4
    By Zoe @ Blessed and Bewildered
    Melissa Ohden’s story is tragic only in the sense that she was intended to be aborted and that she had to struggle through the heartbreak of that intent. In every other way, her story soars as a living testimony to the majesty and glory of the Almighty God. God’s plan so far has included her surviving a saline abortion without any physical effects, He had her taken to the NICU by a sympathetic nurse rather than cast aside as trash, He provided her with an incredibly loving Christian family to adopt her, and He helped her to achieve her dream of reunification with a portion of her birth family. Most importantly, He has helped her to use her story to help other abortion survivors, those finding themselves in a crisis pregnancy, and those men and women who are suffering from the guilt, shame, and loss due to their decision to have an abortion. If you survived an abortion… you will be able to share in another’s unique experience and find a supportive network of other survivors here. If you are considering an abortion… you will find love and supportive options other than abortion here. If you have had an abortion… you will find love and understanding here. Forgiveness is something that we all wish to receive when we hurt others and yet is often difficult to give to those who have hurt us. A personal relationship with God provides the greatest hope of extending forgiveness to others and a guarantee of forgiveness from Him. Melissa said… “Mahatma Gandhi once said ‘Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.’ But I think the truly brave are those who ask for forgiveness.” (Melissa Ohden, You Carried Me, page 112) Please pick up a copy of Melissa’s story and learn of how she entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ and learned how to extend forgiveness. Be inspired by her story. Share God’s work in her life with someone that you know affected by abortion. Soli Deo Gloria I received a hardback review copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review from FrontGate Media. For all of my reviews visit my blog at www (dot) blessedandbewildered (dot) com

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