Tim Tebow's Story and Other Thoughts

Tim Tebow Youngest Heisman Trophy Winner

Today I want to share something that was in my inbox last night. I had not heard this complete story and wondered if you had. It's incredible.

**Edited: Just discovered a link up for sick children who are fighting. The Lord must be working in the blogging world today, because the story below was on my heart today and I just discovered a link up for sick children @ "We Are That Family!" Will you join us in praying for these babies in utero that they would be given a chance to fight their physical battles whatever they may be.

Subject: Pam's story, just incredible

More than 21 years ago, she and her husband, Bob, were serving as
missionaries to the Philippines and praying for a fifth child. Pam contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in a contaminated food or drink. She entered into a coma and was treated with strong antibiotics before they discovered she was pregnant. Doctors urged her to abort the baby for her own safety and told her that the medicines had caused irreversible damage to her baby. She refused the abortion and cited her Christian faith as the reason for her hope that her son would be born without the devastating disabilities physicians predicted.

The doctors "didn't think of it as a life, they thought of it as a mass
of fetal tissue," Pam said. While pregnant, Pam nearly lost their baby four times but refused to consider abortion. She recalled making a pledge to God with her husband, "If you will give us a son, we'll name him 'Timothy,' and we'll make him a preacher."

Pam ultimately spent the last two months of her pregnancy in bed and,
eventually, gave birth to a health baby boy August 14, 1987.

Pam's youngest son is indeed a preacher. He preaches in prisons, makes
hospital visits, and serves with his father's ministry in the Philippines. He also plays football. Pam's son is Tim Tebow. Last year, the University of Florida's star quarterback, became the first sophomore in history to win college football's highest award, the Heisman Trophy. Pam's notoriety and the family's inspiring story have given Pam numerous opportunities to speak on behalf of women's centers across the country.

She was the keynote speaker at the Oct. 23, 2008, benefit banquet for two Louisville ministries. A Woman's Choice Resource Center offers such
services as free pregnancy tests, post-abortion counseling, adoption information, and material support. Necole's Place is a companion ministry that provides support services for women in need. Several Louisville-area Kentucky Baptist churches and Long Run Baptist
Association help support both ministries.

A Woman's Choice board chairman, John Schmitt, reported at the banquet that in the 20 years since the resource center opened, 4,500 children have been saved from abortion -- 400 in this year alone.

Speaking of the thousands of lives saved, Pam Tebow said, "That just
blows my mind. Every little baby you save matters."

Check out Tim Tebow on Wikipedia, such and amazing story!

As a young mama expecting twins, I had never heard of 'pregnancy reduction.' We were blessed with a healthy pregnancy and were thrilled beyond measure.

I'll never forget the confusion and blur of life as I sat and here 'if there were more' we would be referred to a pregnancy reduction guru. I don't even know the term. We were amazed and shocked at the concept.

Thankfully, we had chosen a Christian doctor who believed as we did in the life of our babies - no matter 'how many.' Then at the requsite week when they check amniotic fluids, they wanted to 'check ours.' We knew this posed risks especially with twins. We had two sacs - fraternal twins - so the danger was greater.

What would this information do? We opted against any testing that would tell us any problem or not with our babies. We knew God gave them to us and we chose to trust Him with the outcome. We were amazed at the miracle of our twin sons and their healthy lives.

Everyone's story is different, we are thankful and blessed beyond measure for ours.

p.s. We support the Mother of Octuplets and her wonderful decision to birth and mother her children. Another 'no reductions' Multiples Mom.

Tim Tebow Youngest Heisman Trophy Winner

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Anonymous said...

This is such a story! Thank you for blessing us with this today Friend!

Anonymous said...

OOPS, I meant to say, such a COOL story.... and messed up. :)

franticallysimple said...

Thank you for sharing.
My daughter is adopted. Her birthmom had decided to abort but changed her mind - in the stirrups. It was a difference of only a few minutes, but those few minutes changed the world.
My daughter is now eight and a more loving, compassionate, wonderful child would be hard to find.
(At least this mam thinks so.) :)

Melissa Miller said...

What an amazing story!
I had tears in my eyes for this one.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Have a blessed day. :)

Robin said...

What a great story. Thanks for sharing it. This reminds me what is so sad about abortion...all the lives that could have been.

connorcolesmom said...

What a wonderful story!
It gives me goosebumps to see how God has been using this family and especially this young man
He never forgets to thank his Lord Jesus Christ and is so genuine and sincere

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Being a football homeschooling mom, we love Tim Tebow...he was homeschooled as well, so a great role model for my boys. thanks for posting this.

Mel said...

I had heard that story previously but it is always amazing...

Beth in NC said...

I heard that story at our church. Isn't it amazing???

Have a great night!