Hazel Braxton wishes she had listened to her mother. After the birth of her third daughter, she found herself unexpectedly pregnant again.
"Only one person told me not to have an abortion, and that was my mother," Hazel says, recalling the tragic incident which would shape her life for years to come.
"People can say some cruel things when you're not strong enough to fight them off emotionally. The few people I knew fed my insecurity," she said, counseling her to have an abortion.
Following the death of her unborn child, Hazel attempted to numb her pain with alcohol, but the grief would not go away.
"So one night as I lay aching for my baby, as I did so many nights, asking the Lord to forgive me for what I had done, I had what you may call a vision. I call it a visit from my future grandson.
"That night in a half (awake) state I saw a tall, light complexioned, very thin little boy about 12 years old. He did not speak, but oh my, did we communicate. I opened my eyes to peace and forgiveness."
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