I've gotta take a minute to brag on my oldest daughter Katelyn. She's in 8th grade.
Today we got some very exciting news.....
She won 1st place in the Texas Right to Life Essay Contest!
Her essay advances to the national competition.
(This photo was taken before the Respect Life Banquet this year)
Katelyn is very special. She's my angel, why? Well I found out at the young age of 19 that I was pregnant. I was unwed and just entering college.
I had many people tell me to have an abortion. I even had friends who chose to abort their unborn children. But I didn't. I went to the Crisis Pregnancy Center and those wonderful women helped and encouraged me. They changed my life so much that after I had Katelyn I volunteered for years as a counselor. With the love and support of my parents I finished college and met my husband Josh who later adopted Katelyn.
I've had the honor of speaking to many groups and churches and telling my story as a young mother. The biggest honor and most humbling moment of my life was speaking at the Texas State Republican Convention in 1998 holding my daughter and receiving a standing ovation for my pro-life story and work.
My daughter who is now a young women is the face of how an unplanned pregnancy can turn into a great blessing.
It brings me to tears reading her essay and how on fire she is to protect the unborn. She's changing tomorrow by giving other girls a friend who encourages and protects.
You can't deny this voice of the once unborn speak for life.