It’s been 6 months since I “graduated” from Forgiven and Set Free last September, 9 months since I began attending one of the most important, life-changing ministries of my life. If you haven’t read my Forgiven and Set Free Post-Abortion Blog posts, this would be a great time to do so (there are four posts, start from the bottom).
Today, the ministry coordinator(s) organized a breakfast get-together for those of us who have completed the sessions. Eleven of my F&SF sisters joined together at 9:00 this morning for worship, minstry, fellowship, food and fun. Some of these kindred spirits I know from church, some I met for the first time and it was like we’d known each other forever! How can I begin to describe the warm intimacy we sisters share as we talk about our experiences and join in prayer for each other and anyone else who needs prayer?
After two previous attempts at post-abortion counseling, both failed attempts ~ one with an educated pastor and one with a secular psychologist with a ph.d, I can be assured that Forgiven & Set Free is still “working” within me. Still holding me close, still consoling me in the loss of my child, and still reassuring me that I will see him some day. Indeed, I have grown in this knowledge of God’s eternal forgiveness and love. I’m praying for a time when I can share my experience(s) and newly -found knowledge with another sister who may have gone through, or is going through what I went through. I know He has a plan for me, and I hope it’s to help someone else.
Until He reveals His plan to me, I’m happy knowing I’ve got sisters who have been through what I have been through, understand my pain and my joy. I can also revel in the anticipation of my little red oak tree sprouting leaves again soon with the Spring, and I’ll be able to watch it grow and think about meeting my son some day down the road when the time is right.
Until then, I’m going to “Be still…” Psalm 46:10.
Until next time, TTFN ~ Tamara Eckstadt