Monday, February 4, 2013

My Baby's Feet By Sheila Luck

Choice, Death, and the Aftermath
Fearfully and desperately wanting to hide my mistakes and deny the unwanted, but not totally unexpected ramifications of my earlier choices, I chose what seemed to be the easiest answer. I chose death, and then I moved into the aftermath of my choice. I, for a lifetime and beyond, will live in the aftermath of my choice. Although there is recovery, through forgiveness, there are lasting ramifications. No one told me that the ramifications of my choice would last forever. No one told me what my choice would do to my heart. No one told me that my choice was, in fact, a death sentence for my baby.
Are you, or someone you know, facing an unwanted pregnancy? Are you wondering if "choice" is the answer, the easiest solution?
After the "choice" comes the aftermath. A living choice not only gives life to a baby, but results in an aftermath of life. Abortion results in an aftermath forever shrouded in death, death of a baby, perhaps death of your own baby. For those struggling with the aftermath of abortion, you and your loved ones can find forgiveness.
This book is for:
• Teenage moms wrestling with choice and an unplanned pregnancy
• Loved ones who are seeking resolution after abortion
• Anyone who needs hope and healing after abortion
This book is a great tool for teen pregnancy educators, pregnancy center advisors, and those seeking to learn more about the emotional struggles, post abortion. It is written out of love and understanding by a woman who thought her choice was the best answer. Whether or not you are a Christian, you will be inspired by the author's incredible faith, without which it would have been impossible to write this book.
Through my story, I pray that you will know that a living choice is the only real choice.
Join me in my story of running from my mistakes, hiding my choice, and slogging through the aftermath. Come with me as I discover a new truth about an old choice. Join me as I struggle with guilt and heartfelt shame, knowing the new truth. Observe the aftermath.
What choice would you have made? What choice would you recommend?
About the author
Sheila and her husband Wayne have been blessed with two beautiful daughters. She is currently on the Board of Directors of Elizabeth Ministry International and Wisconsin Right to Life. In 2010, Sheila received a certificate in equipping from The Masters Institute.
Sheila began her career following college working as an engineer for IBM. After three years, she resigned to attend law school at Marquette University Law School, graduating in 1985. In 2003, after nearly twenty years of being employed full-time as an attorney, Sheila retired and accepted God's call to begin writing Christian books and speaking for a variety of Christian organizations and schools. Sheila's current books include three Bible studies:
• The Challenge of Change: Careers, Callings and Work-Life Crossroads
• My Secret Loss: Finding Life after Abortion


  1. Wow hard topic! Very hard decisions! God can get us through those decisions and give us total forgiveness. Would love this book.

  2. I needed this book 5 yrs. or so ago.
    It might have saved a unborn baby. Not mine, of course, but someone very close to my heart.
    Could use it to give to a lady at Church who works with teenage unplanned pregnancy.

    Good Review Mary.

  3. Not sure if I would like this one. Thanks for the review!

  4. I have not heard of this author, I am not real sure this is something that I would like to read. You know what I mean Mary, I like to enjoy Happy reads.

  5. Oh no not my cup of tea at all. I don't know this author.

  6. I would love to have a copy of this book. Maybe the topic is too personal for some readers but I for one feel everyone should read this book. Just my opinion.

    Thanks Mary!


  7. I've never had to make a decision like this. I had two babies and and wanted two more but I ciuldnt. That had to be a very hard decision to make. So sad.

  8. Very hard subject to write about and do with grace. I would read this book.

    1. Deborah, you are the WINNER! E-mail me your mailing address!

  9. I didn't have to make a decision like this. I was married 9 years and have one son. He is a true blessing to me.

  10. Is this book controversial, yes. Is it an important book to read, yes. No I have ne'er had to make this decision, however, I am adopted. As there are many sides to this topic, you have some that use abortion as a form of birth control. There are those who may have been raped. Whatever the reason, this book needs to be out there to be read in schools, teen programs even church. It will make many uncomfortable, me included BUT we need to be informed and understand all that transpires. I know many will say to themselves that this subject will never affect anyone they know. It might and you not know. I or one plan to read this book for the knowledge in case this could ever come up. Those that know me know that last week was devastating to me with the loss of my friends baby. At first I didn't want to comment but thought and prayed about it and clear answer was post the comment even if it makes people uncomfortable.
    God bless you Mary for doing this review. In my opinion in this day and age this is an important book

    Cathy Weber

  11. I chose to address the topic of an unplanned pregnancy and a girl contemplating an abortion as one of my themes in my latest release. Oh, there's plenty of humor and romance, but also the strong threads of redemption and forgiveness. This is an issue upon which Christians must take a Godly stand and not just sit on the sidelines and point fingers or pass judgment. It's real and it's around us, probably closer than you think. And there are a lot of hurting hearts out there. I pray we can all open our minds and hearts and do whatever we feel the Lord is calling us to do. Blessings.

  12. This author's experience could be a very helpful educational tool for those contemplating or having undergone abortion.