My name is Michelle Alvarez.  Welcome to Rebekah’s Hope.  I started this blog as my healing journey through my past abortion (nearly 25 years ago).  43% of all woman will have had at least one abortion by the time they are 45.  Almost 1 out of every 2 women.  Even if I could help one woman heal or understand her pain it will have been worth it.

While I will always deal with the consequences of that day, God has truly used my experience for His glory.  As I move forward, I continue writing about life and how precious it is for all of us.

If you’d like to read more of my story

Part One

Part Two

If you’d like to learn more about the Garden of Hope


15 responses to “About

  1. I honor you for what you are doing for yourself and for others.

  2. Thanks so much.

  3. It’s amazing that you are sharing your story and helping other pos-abortive women as well

    • Thank-you for your comments. They tell you it’s a simple choice but never tell you what happens once you make that choice. My hope is by breaking my silence it will help other women. I read some of your blog, and you are right…we will have to answer for the millions that have lost their lives.

  4. Thanks for the “Like” of my blog post about Chelsey’s Story. Sharing your journey is very courageous and I am sure that God will use you to touch the lives of many women! God bless!

  5. You’re brave to write. I’m trying to figure out how to do the same.

    • Thank-you so much for your kind words. I feel the fear creep up every time I post, but I push it away remembering how much more I care about helping others to heal. Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  6. Hi Rebekah, I really admire your courage and strength. Healing after an abortion is very hard, but possible and you are here to demonstrate this. I have nominated your for the very inspiring blogger award. If you want to participate, have a look at the rules here. http://beinquisitive.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/very-inspiring-blogger-award-thank-you-for-nominating-me/ Have a nice day and keep up with the good work!

  7. Thanks, Michelle, for your desire to help and more importantly for acting on that desire.

  8. Although I have never has an abortion, my college years were promiscuous and MY result was herpesvirus. I have often thought about sharing the graphic emotional and physical toil it takes (to help warn others) and admire your strength and courage on sharing details on something that has even deeper more far reaching consequences. You have great courage and I feel privileged to send you my thoughts. maybe someday I will get the courage to share. No doubt you have saved lives. I am primarily “pro choice” but education is never ever a bad thing. I admit I am appalled by the thought of a tiny child trying to get away from a hose. No One truly should look the other way and “pretend” with any choice they make in life.

    • Thank-you for the courage to share and post. I know how far reaching our consequences can be. I agree education is never a bad thing. I hope that by sharing my story I can help others make an informed decision, but most of all help other that have made that same choice not feel all alone.

  9. Michelle – I think you are such a wonderful person. I wish I had the courage you have to share your story. There are many times, when I hear people talking about how women who have made this choice are hell bound, that I want to scream that, “I am the face of abortion” . It hurts even more when I hear my friends say such things because I think, if they knew the truth about me they wouldn’t want to be my friend anymore. The people who criticize and say these things never stop to think about the women who have to live with the decision they made and how their hearts break everyday because of this choice.
    You are truly inspiring and I am blessed to have met you. You are always in my prayers and I thank you for all that you do to help other women who have been through your situation.
    There are special wings in heaven for you!

    • Brenda, thank-you so much for your sweet words. I agree there are times when women don’t know what they are saying because they haven’t lived through it. I have had that happen a few times. One time it was this little old lady. I finally spoke up and in love, gently told her that she didn’t realize the darkness that these people face, what they are going through at the time to bring them to their decision. It’s not that “simple choice” that people talk about. Most of us are not flippant with that, but have felt trapped or forced into it. And like an animal caught in a trap, we do the one thing that we think will break us free, we gnaw off the part that is holding us hostage. Though after we find a whole new set of problems. But you are loved, forgiven and beautiful inside and out. No matter what lies those voices are telling you. You are FORGIVEN. You are LOVED. You are BEAUTIFUL inside and out. Praying for you…

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