This week, singer sensation Kimberly Henderson posted a message on her Facebook page which revealed that when she was pregnant with her daughter, Vaida, she had scheduled an abortion but eventually walked out of the clinic.
Now her story has gone viral and her song is trending song on iTunes and her Facebook post has already reached 28 million people.
Her fame began in December of 2014 when Kimberly’s video showing her singing a lullaby to her baby went viral on Facebook.
Kimberly writes, “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 Gods 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..
<em>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”.
Kimberly continued, “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 andemotionally…
“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 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.
The 26-year-old mom has recently released her original song: “Tiny Hearts” — a beautiful ballad about her experiences as a single parent.
Kimberly Henderson‘s viral video “Tiny Hearts” has already received over one million hits on YouTube.
Watch it below.
Comments left Kimberly’s Facebook post shows several stories of women who chose life just like she did and well worth reading. Here are a few examples:
Janae writes, “I too sat in an abortion clinic ready to end my 8 week pregnancy . For reasons I will never know the clinic could not find my baby on ultrasound. I went to a hospital and there she was plain as day . The second I saw that little grain of rice flickering I knew I was having my baby . She’s almost 3 now and I will always remember that day in August I almost never had the love of my life
“I am 11 weeks pregnant, 21 years old and I am a single mother of a beautiful 2 year old boy. His father is not around AT ALL and wont ve for this child either. This and the other stories in the comments have changed my whole view of my pregnancy and THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH. I was going to terminate…. I’m bawling an ugly cry with arunny nose and a smile at the same time. You’re all strong and such a blessing to me and this baby,” writes Emm.
“I can definitely relate. I was at a clinic on February 1st 2014. When I walked out I felt like God hugged me.”
“Wow! What a testimony! A little over 31 years ago, I sat in a well known clinic here in Dallas facing the same decision. I was 16 years old and the eldest of four children being raised by a single mother. I felt everything you described in addition to enormous guilt over adding to my mother’s burden. I squirmed and cried and hung my head in shame. When they called my name the 4th time, my eyes locked with my Mom’s and she said, let’s get out of here! In May, he’ll be 31 years old. In December, he became a father,” says Ramona.
Kaylee says, “9 years ago, I too sat in Planned Parenthood contemplating an abortion. Getting pregnant at 21 and knowing my parents would be so disappointed with me, I thought for a moment I could get the abortion and no one would ever know. Then I thought about Crisis Pregnancy Center and their baby models at each state of growth. Thru much inner turmoil, I decided to keep it. Now she is 8 1/2 yrs old, smart, beautiful, compassionate, and such a blessing! I can’t imagine my life without her!”
After Kimberly’s story went viral she posted this message o Facebook:
In a little over 24 hours my post has reached 28 MILLION people and will be hitting ONE million likes soon. 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. 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.
I decided to share something personal. Something that was embarrassing and something that I am still til this day not proud of. My purpose wasn’t to get people to congratulate me on making that decision to change my mind. I shared it for the sole purpose of helping others.
It wasn’t easy… We all know that when you put yourself out there people will try and tear you down. But like I said in my earlier post. I was prepared for that. I will take the negativity if it means helping someone that was where I was 2 years ago.
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. Because it is our story.
I also want you guys to know that your support mean the world to us and I am so humbled. I am so glad that I get to share this amazing journey with amazing people. I promise I will try and get back to every message I have
received. I love you all.
PS: My picture has been reported several times but was found to not violate any facebook rules. I’ve also had messages from people to remove it. There is no political statement here in my post nor am I judging or putting down others. I’m just sharing MY own personal experience here.