CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina woman changed her mind about obtaining an abortion last week and instead turned to Christ, quickly becoming convicted in her new life that she and her longtime boyfriend should finally marry and honor God.
Vicky Kaseorg of Cities4Life shared the story on her blog on Friday, referring to the woman simply as “J.”
She explained that J, who has four children with her boyfriend of 11 years, concluded in the midst of difficult circumstances that aborting her latest pregnancy was the answer. She went to a Charlotte-area abortion facility on Monday with plans to end the life of her unborn child.
However, upon arrival, J was greeted by volunteers with Cities4Life, who offered free assistance and shared the gospel with her.
J changed her mind—in more ways than one.
“She chose life for her baby, then chose to ask Jesus to be Lord of her life,” Kaseorg wrote. “[She] was convicted of the need to obey God in all things [and consequently] told her boyfriend, who said, ‘Then let’s get married now.'”
However, J’s boyfriend had a busy work schedule and would be working 12-hour shifts for the next several days. Kaseorg would also be leaving for a week on Saturday. Therefore, it seemed like the wedding would have to wait.
Much to her surprise, Kaseorg received a call on Thursday that J’s boyfriend suddenly had the day off due to Internet issues, and they wanted to marry right away. After the two received counseling from the Cities4Life director, Kaseorg took them both to the courthouse to obtain a marriage license, and then went shopping with J to buy a wedding dress.
“[W]e went to a consignment shop and instantly found a perfect dress and shoes!” Kaseorg marveled. “She tried it on [and it] fit as though it was made for her.”
“I had already snagged a beautiful ring from home that I never wear and had found years ago. I kept it, thinking one day God would reveal who I could bless with that lovely ring,” she shared. “I hoped it would fit J. It did! Perfectly—as though it were made for her.”
Kaseorg was told that the couple would have to wait until 6 p.m. for a justice of the peace, but even that matter worked out as a pastor who officiates marriages “just happened” to be in town that day and was available.
“I told him J’s story, and he said he was honored to be a part of this. He lives an hour or so away, but just happened to be in town which never happens. He could do the wedding at 3 p.m.,” she recalled.
J and her boyfriend were then wed that afternoon, and were gifted with a hotel stay by a Cities4Life donor who wanted to bless them in that way. The hotel also provided a free dinner to celebrate the marriage.
“They were so grateful and so happy,” Kaseorg said. “That beaming woman was a completely different lady than the one I met Monday, depressed, despairing and hopeless at the abortion center.”
She encouraged Christians to allow themselves to be used of the Lord, for one never knows what He might have in store for them on that day. Cities4Life will continue to help the couple as they have additional needs at this time.