I LOVE LIFE!!! Today, we're celebrating something really special because it's my birthday! And guess what? Forty-nine years ago, my mom made a courageous choice—she chose life!
Back then, she was just a high school senior, facing a big decision. You see, abortion had become legal in the US not too long ago. She had dreams and her whole life ahead of her, but she chose to have me. She felt scared and alone, but she chose me. She reached out to her family and had that tough talk with her mom, sitting across the kitchen table, saying, "Mom, please don't make me give up my baby." And, of course, her parents chose me.
You know, there's this onesie that Planned Parenthood sells. It says, "I'm the chosen baby." It implies that unplanned is not as valuable as planned." I stand for life today because every life has Infinite Worth, created in His image whether it is planned by us or not. "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love GOD, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28
I was chosen by my mother and father, by my God, by my grandparents, aunts, and uncles, and especially by my adoptive father.
So today, I'm celebrating the beautiful gift of life that was given to me. Without those tough choices my mother made, I wouldn't have the amazing family I do—my loving husband, six wonderful children, and two sweet grandbabies that God has blessed me with.
I've been working in the pro-life movement for 17 years, but, as my mom always said, I was pro-life from the moment I was born. I've seen many girls face challenges similar to what my mom went through, simply because they lacked the support she had. For the last 17 years, I've reached out to these young women, rallying around them and offering support. I want them to know that they have infinite worth and the life growing inside them has immeasurable value. That all things are possible with GOD.
Today, on this special day when I was given the gift of life, I'm asking for your help. Will you join Infinite Worth to save a life? Sometimes, all it takes is a single conversation or a few encouraging words to change a young girl's heart and let her know she's strong enough to face this challenge. We're here to help her.
Today, you have the power to make a difference in a young girl's life, to be the strength she's seeking, right where she is on her phone. In the last six months, we've had over 10,000 chats with young women, and about 6,000 of them were either considering abortion or determined to have one. As we help them make appointments at local pregnancy centers we are together saving lives.
Would you consider giving $25 today to help save a life, just like mine?
It would be the best birthday gift you could give me and to an unborn life!
With love and appreciation,
Rachel Joy Owen
P.S. I thought you might enjoy a little glimpse into my relationship with my mom. These are the texts we shared today.
As I celebrate my birthday today I am just reminded about how awesome you are. You are a Rockstar. I work with women everyday that want to take it easy way out. Thank you for your strength, your joy and your love! I am so blessed to be your daughter.
A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come, but when her baby is born, she forgets the anguish because of the JOY that A child is born into the world.
I want to reword this last part : the JOY this child has brought into my life.
You have been the greatest blessing in my life. I'm so In awe That God, gave you, to me.
You have favor with God, you have divine favor with man.
You have a good understanding, you have super natural increase.
You are an example of how God treats his children.