Mother Says A Message From God Helped Her Daughter Live

Mother Says A Message From God Helped Her Daughter Live

Angela Markus

A twenty-six-year-old South Carolina beauty known for her sweet angelic voice and amazing lullaby is making headlines once again with an account of how God intervened in her life at the right time. Her lullaby made her a viral sensation, and now she has revealed a heartwarming story with a profound meaning.

Kimberly Henderson filmed herself singing Sam Smith’s version of the Whitney Houston track How Will I Know to her one-year-old daughter, Vaida. The clip landed the full-time nurse an opportunity to record her own track. The single mother-of-four who was rejected by American Idol three times has revealed that the baby she sang to in the clip almost never existed.

In a Facebook post, Henderson explains that two years ago she had booked an appointment at an abortion clinic, but sat there for seven hours crying as she tried to make her decision.

I had my mind made up. My boyfriend was cheating on me. I have small kids, what will people think?? I kept telling myself I’m all alone I need to do this. Sitting there. I could hardly make out anyone or anything through the tears. People were eating fast food around me, laughing, texting. I on the other hand was a wreck. I kept my face down, my face was drenched in tears.

She wrote, “I kept telling and giving myself every reason to go through with this even though I did not believe in it.”

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Henderson says she had a difficult morning getting to the clinic as she had to find a babysitter because her daughter was ill, her car broke down on the drive, and she arrived for her appointment late. Then, she began to wonder if “God was giving me signs to not do it.”

She explains that when she was called for her appointment, she was looking in her wallet for her ID when a card fell out. The card was left on a table by a couple she had served that week, and the card had their church name on it. On the back of the card was a verse from the Bible that gave her strength.

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Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.’ —Isaiah 41:10.

She knew that was the sign she was looking for. At the same time, two of her friends called and offered comforting words.

She continues to write, “I told the lady I changed my mind. As I was about to walk out. A young girl no older than probably 19 says to me. ‘Are you going to do it?’ I told her I couldn’t. She said, ‘I wish I could be brave like you.’ I told her she was brave and she could do the same thing. She said she had to do it because of some serious circumstances. As I turned around she said, ‘When you see your baby’s face for the first time you’re gonna be so glad you walked out of here today.

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Pouring tears I walked out and felt a huge weight off my shoulders. No matter what your circumstances are, God doesn’t make mistakes and he is here for you.

Most of all I remember the enormous amount of relief and strength I felt when I walked out those doors. No guilt. No shame. No regrets. I remember feeling that this all. This all has to mean something one day. My daughter Vaida Everly has a purpose. Her name means beautiful life. And Lord she is just that… A beautiful life. After a scary pregnancy, and after countless weak moments thinking I just could not do this by myself. September 12, 2013, I welcomed my beautiful Vaida Everly into this world with both my best friends by my side.

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Henderson says that the reason she is telling the story to her fans is that Vaida is the baby she was singing to in her video that went viral. “The video that has touched millions of people all over the world,” she writes. “Singing to her in our kitchen for a memory keepsake is the reason our entire life is about to change. For the good. For the better. She was meant to be here. I’m so lucky.”

How inspiring!

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