Greetings, Save a Life family!
March is the month of celebrating women, but here at Save a Life, every month is for celebrating women! Last summer, I shared a letter from one of our leaders about a girl named Diana. We received the good news that just last month Diana gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Max! Sometime before his birth, she wrote this letter to him:
“Hi Max. You are still inside me. These past 8 months, we have been together as one whole. These were the best 8 months of my life! I’m really looking forward to your birth! I want to tell you that life – is beautiful! The world around you was created by a God who delights in its diversity and grandeur. In this world, there are so many beautiful things that we will see and observe together with you. I want you to know – I will be your friend and ally every minute of my life. Yes, maybe I will not win an award for the title of “super mom” in the eyes of a child psychologist, but I will do everything to make you happy. I love you very much. You are the best child ever. I am grateful to God that he gifted you to me. You are the most precious thing I have.”
To be honest, we could not even hope that she would be able to carry him to term.
Her path was a very difficult one. But what is impossible for man is possible for God.
In spite of everything, this beautiful baby was born, and his mother Diana is working
very hard to be a good mother to him. Below is her story that we shared previously
through a letter from one our leaders:
“Diana is 23 years old. She is half blind and has many other illnesses. The girl is shabby and beaten, literally and figuratively. At 14 she was gang raped and after a while she was diagnosed with schizophrenia…Her body is covered by the scars from cutting herself. Some of the stitches from cutting a few days before her arrival came apart in front of my eyes. In our many conversations, she told me about the voices she hears sometimes, and that when her soul hurts, only cutting herself seams to relieve the pain. When I think about all the pain and humiliation she went through, I see a girl that nobody wants, who was used and abused by every jerk that passed by. I know that only if she clings to God and His love, she will survive, otherwise she won’t live for long… and she understands it. Diana accepted Christ during camp and after a few days she sent me a photo of her pregnancy test: 2 pink lines….( she is pregnant) and she had decided to keep the baby. Diana now comes to church! Some changes have already taken place in her life: she quit her job (she used to undress before the camera), her boyfriend comes to church with her, and they are planning to get married. We are helping her as much as we can and praying for her and her baby.”