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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

You Carried Me: A Daughter's Memoir

Melissa Ohden is founder of the Abortion Survivors Network and an advocate for women, men, and children impacted by abortion.  With a master's degree in social work, she has worked in the fields of substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, and child welfare.

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What happens when an abortion survivor meets her birth mother?

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

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

My Thoughts:
You will need a box of tissues right along with your bookmark while reading You Carried Me.  Melissa shares her story of surviving a saline abortion and then the journey to find her birth parents with such brave transparency.  She allows readers into private corners of her heart and life.  But this isn't a sad story of defeat!  This is a story of a brave woman who trusted the One Who holds the number of her days from birth forward.  Melissa allowed the sad and hard parts of her life to aid in molding her into the brave and beautiful woman she is today; a woman who fights for those who have been affected by abortion.  Ohden's story is a view of beauty rising from the ashes.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book.  All opinions are my own.