IN MEMORY OF
BETHANY MARIE AHLQUIST- GROSS
stillborn August 4, 1998.
by Beth, Brandon, Tyler and Daniel:
When I first found out I was pregnant I was so afraid to have another child. This sounds awful, but I prayed day and night for God to take this baby because I couldn't do another child. I was scared to be responsible for making a choice that was not God's choice, yet I almost ran scared and had an abortion at 8 weeks and God intervened and lead me to Community Pregnancy Center where I prayed with a lady for God's peace and answer in my situation. Later, my precious baby was diagnosed with anencephly when I was 20 weeks pregnant. I knew this condition was fatal and now I truly was seeing God answering all my prayers and fears of having another baby. Bethany was ushered in to the presence of Jesus and I hadn't made a wrong choice that I had to live with and answer to God for. God is in Charge of everything. I found such peace and satisfaction knowing that my baby was ushered immediately into Jesus arms. What a privilege to have had the experience of walking through this journey with my Lord and Savior. God helped me to make all the right choices and He put all the right people in my path. All I had to do was listen, wait and obey. Yes I had to hurt, but God healed all my hurts. The time I spent holding her and the memories of this experience have left an indelible mark on my heart and others who walked with me. I'm so thankful that I was able to have such a perfect baby. Bethany, I will always love and remember you and I can't wait to see you in heaven some day, Mommy I would have missed the BLESSING of God in my life had I made the choice of an abortion. Abortion is NEVER the answer. Praise God!!!