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My Baby Boy

A Double Love Story

By Dr. Trudy Veerman

Introduction

Single, pregnant and desperately alone, Trudy tried to have her unborn baby aborted. But her friend refused to help her. After giving birth to her baby boy, Trudy came close to ending her life, but instead she found Eternal Life. As a young, unwed mother and a brand new believer in Jesus, Trudy couldn't imagine that she'd ever find a husband, but God had wonderful surprises in store.

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My Baby Boy - A Double Love Story

    Psalm 42:5
    Why are you cast down, O my soul?
    And why are you disquieted within me?
    Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him
    For the help of His countenance. (NKJV)
I was raised in a church-going family of seven children. My parents always read from the Bible after dinner. We also went to church on Sundays. Mine was a busy family and there was not much time for personal questions; and, as you know, young people have all kinds of questions going through their heads. We tried to look for our own answers and searched in the wrong direction. Over the years, we children became difficult to manage, and one after the other got into problems.

I became very rebellious as a teenager and left home to live in a room at a friend's house. It was not long before I got involved in dance clubs, night clubs, drinking, heavy smoking and all kinds of other worldly things.

I knew there was a God, and I also believed that Jesus Christ died for all our sins, but I did not know how to apply this knowledge to my personal life. Neither had anybody ever told me that this was necessary in order to become a Christian. I was never taught that one needed to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. I thought being a churchgoer was enough. Sad to say, I became entangled in gross sin.

No Way Out

At that time, I did not go to church anymore, because to me it did not make any difference. Sure enough I was lured into sexual relationships and I became pregnant by a young man who did not want to marry me. Here I was, stuck, with no way out, and no where to go.

I went to one of my friends to get an abortion. She had helped a few girls that I knew. I asked her to help me also. When I came to her place she hesitated and seemed to drag her feet. We had coffee and then she said, "Listen, I cannot perform an abortion on you."

"Why not?" I said.

"I fear you will die if I proceed, and I am not going to do it," she replied.

"Well," I said, "That's nice, leaving me in trouble." Then I left.

I Became Desperate

I never told anyone about my pregnancy until I had to make further arrangements for the delivery. I became more desperate as time moved forward, and finally at seven months pregnant, I told my boss. He was shocked, but very supportive. I was close to eight months along before I told my parents. All that time I had struggled with it by myself.

Shortly after the birth of my adorable little boy, I became so desperate I wanted to end it all. Through a miracle I got saved and accepted the Lord Jesus as my Savior. This was a great help and The Lord encouraged me daily.

I started to attend a Full Gospel Church, which was a great blessing. I was loved by everybody, but that did not change the fact that I was single with a baby boy. Often I cried, thinking that I would never be able to find a nice young man who would want to be my husband.

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