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Aspiring Singer’s Pro-Life Story Goes Viral ^ | 03/20/2015 | Penny Starr

Posted on 03/20/2015 1:08:06 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

Kimberly Henderson has always wanted to be a singer and after a video she posted on Facebook of her singing the Whitney Houston hit “How Will I know” as she rocked her toddler daughter went viral, it looked like her dream would come true.

Even if the 26-year-old single mom of four kids was rejected by both “American Idol” and “The Voice,” her YouTube video got millions of views, and now record companies are courting Kimberly to sing for them. She’s already released her first single “Tiny Hearts,” which was inspired by unexpected motherhood.

Kimberly became pregnant with her first daughter at 16.

“I'm not blaming that on anyone, because that was my choice at the time, but I didn't know anything about periods or boys,” Kimberly, who lives in Sumter, S.C., told People Magazine earlier this month.

But it’s Kimberly’s testimony about almost aborting her youngest daughter Vaida that has attracted almost 30 million people to her Facebook page, where many have shared their own stories about how thankful they are to have chosen life for their baby.

On March 17, Kimberly posted on her Facebook page:

“In a little over 24 hours my post has reached 28 MILLION people and will be hitting ONE million likes soon,” Kimberly wrote. “I can't believe how many people my testimony has touched! How amazing is that!!?

“I can't even tell you the number of messages I've received from women that were in my very same position at some moment in their lives,” Kimberly wrote. “The messages I've received telling me how much of an impact my testimony has made in their life right now.

“Life-changing messages and I am so shocked and thankful at the amazing response,” Kimberly wrote. “I think if more people opened up about things we aren't ‘supposed’ to talk about or aren't allowed to talk about then maybe more women wouldn't feel so alone.

“When my daughter gets older I will tell her this same very story,” Kimberly said. “Because it is our story.”

Another part of their story is that she was in a serious car accident in October. Kimberly credited the Cosco Kids car seat for saving her daughter’s life -- again. That company not only appreciated the plug but wanted to help Kimberly’s dream come true, so they flew her to Los Angeles to record her first single.

All of this and more is documented on Kimberly’s Facebook page, but it is her story that starts when she was sitting in an abortion clinic two years ago that has revealed a true and moving story about how even in the face of what seems like impossible odds, the precious life of a child is surely a gift from God.

Here is Kimberly’s post:

“Two years ago today I was sitting in an abortion clinic thinking not having Vaida was best for me.

“People remember dates for birthdays, and anniversaries. Well this date is forever burned in my brain. It's a day that I will remember and I remember every single detail of that day.

“I think that is God’s way of showing me that HIS plan is and will always be greater and bigger than anything and everything I've ever known.

“I sat in the abortion clinic for nearly 7 hours. I remember wearing a pink t-shirt that was soaking wet from crying. Below is my post from that day and I remember crying the entire time I was writing it. I hope that by sharing this that it touches someone.

“‘Today I was at the abortion clinic. I had my mind made up. My boyfriend was cheating on me. I have small kids, what will people think?? I kept telling myself I'm all alone I need to do this. Sitting there I could hardly make out anyone or anything through the tears.’

“‘People were eating fast food around me, laughing, texting. I on the other hand was a wreck. I kept my face down, my face was drenched in tears. I kept telling and giving myself every reason to go through with this even though I did not believe in it.'

“‘I kept saying I'm on birth control, this could not happen. I kept trying to justify it. But my heart was heavy. I felt like I was about to make a horrible, horrible decision and God was giving me signs to not do it. I woke up this morning, my daughter was sick I had to find a sitter, I got lost, my car broke down for about 15 mins and I got here late but they still got me in.

“‘I prayed God would stop and give me a sign, give me the strength to get up and walk out of here.

“‘The lady called me to the desk. Last step before you go back. I fumbled through my wallet to find my drivers license and out fell a card a couple left on the table Saturday night when I was working. It had their church name on it. On the back was a common verse...

‘Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand." Isaiah 41:10’

“‘I knew God was speaking to me.

“Two of my best friends called me just in time and said the most comforting things.

"I will be there for you. There's a reason God gave you that gift."

“I told the lady I changed my mind. As I was about to walk out. A young girl no older than probably 19 says to me.’ Are you going to do it?’ I told her I couldn't. She said, ‘I wish I could be brave like you.’ I told her she was brave and she could do the same thing. She said she had to do it because of some serious circumstances. As I turned around she said. ‘When you see your baby's face for the first time you're gonna be so glad you walked out of here today.’

“Pouring tears I walked out and felt a huge weight off my shoulders. No matter what your circumstances are God doesn't make mistakes and he is here for you.

“This is my testimony. If you have any negative comments you can refrain from making them here. I will let it be known that I do not care what people think. Hence this post. My friends and family mean the world to me. And have my back 100%. Even if I have to do this by myself. I thank God everyday for them.

“Most of all I remember the enormous amount of relief and strength I felt when I walked out those doors. No guilt. No shame. No regrets. I remember feeling that this all ... This all has to mean something one day.

“My daughter Vaida Everly has a purpose. Her name means beautiful life. And lord she is just that. A beautiful life. After a scary pregnancy, and after countless weak moments thinking I just could not do this by myself. September 12 2013 I welcomed my beautiful Vaida Everly into this world with both my best friends by my side.

“I remember seeing her for the first time and bursting into tears. And engraved in my head were the words that girl told me before leaving the clinic that day. ‘When you see your baby's face for the first time you are going to be so happy you walked out of here today.’

“She was beyond right. 6lbs 4oz of pure perfection and no matter what pain I felt physically and emotionally... She gave me a feeling of joy that I can't even explain. A kind of joy that if a war was going on outside I wouldn't even know it. I am so in love.

“My once tiny 6lb baby is now 18lbs. Full of life. Full of energy. Loves to laugh. Loves to smile.

“And last but not least she is that beautiful baby girl I was singing to at midnight in the kitchen. The video that has touched millions of people all over the world. Singing to her in our kitchen for a memory keep sake (sic) is the reason our entire life is about to change. For the good. For the better. She was meant to be here.

“I'm so lucky.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kimberlyhenderson; murphybrown

1 posted on 03/20/2015 1:08:06 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I didn't know anything about periods or boys

In 2004, a 16-year-old didn't know about menstruation or that sex makes babies? I call BS on this.

Nonetheless, if people like her music, good for everyone.

2 posted on 03/20/2015 1:37:21 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Google "tiny kitten pictures," and put down the gun.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

OK so she now has 4 kids and is still not married?

3 posted on 03/20/2015 2:09:39 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Revel

And she has no idea how that happened.

4 posted on 03/20/2015 2:10:37 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Google "tiny kitten pictures," and put down the gun.)
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To: Tax-chick
And she has no idea how that happened.

5 posted on 03/20/2015 2:14:10 PM PDT by nascarnation (Impeach, convict, deport)
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6 posted on 03/20/2015 2:42:40 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Google "tiny kitten pictures," and put down the gun.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Being openly pro-life, while right, won’t help her career in such a lefty industry.

7 posted on 03/20/2015 2:44:05 PM PDT by TBP (trash only")
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To: Tax-chick

I was thinking the same thing.

8 posted on 03/20/2015 3:32:29 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let's put the ship of state on Cruz Control with Ted Cruz.)
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To: Bigg Red

Maybe she saw “Coal Miner’s Daughter” on tv and decided that was her story.

9 posted on 03/20/2015 4:12:03 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Google "tiny kitten pictures," and put down the gun.)
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