How a Phone Call Saved My Life

Saved by the Bell

A phone call literally saved my life. Coincidence or Divine intervention? I'll tell the story and you decide.

At nineteen my mom got pregnant. Her boyfriend was overwhelmed at the possibility of becoming a father and took off for a little bit to figure things out. My mom did not know if he was coming back or not. She had little education—no job—and no money. She definitely did not feel ready to be a mom. The only option she saw as being a good one was to have an abortion.

The appointment was made. The day came. My mom was on her way out the door when the telephone rang. Something told her that she should pick up the phone. After hesitating for a moment, she walked over to the phone and picked it up.

"Mommy! Please don't go!" a fearful voice echoed on the other side of the line.

"You have the wrong number," my mom responded. Her heart began to beat rapidly as the girl went on.

"Mommy—please! Don't go. Don't do it. I love you. It's me, Jennifer."

Tears burst from my mother's eyes. She thought to herself, "I think my little girl just called me!" It didn't seem possible but all she knew was that she was going to have this baby no matter what.

My dad came home soon after. My mom told my dad about the phone call. They agreed that having the baby and getting married would be the right thing to do and that's just what they did. They named me Jennifer. My parents are still married today and I have two younger siblings.

That phone call was the first of many "mysteries" that have impacted my life. Time and time again I should have died but by strange circumstances, I kept narrowly escaping death or would somehow get rescued from danger. So—how would you interpret this story? Coincidence or Divine assistance?

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Stigma31 5 years ago from Kingston, ON

Whether it was a coincidence or not, I hope she called you Jennifer...good article voting up! Glad to hear your Dad ponied up as well....I believe in the faith of goodness...as long as you aspire to be good and help others I don't care what your beliefs, or religions are.


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Seek-n-Find 5 years ago from Illinois Author

Thanks Stigma31. Yes, she did name me Jennifer. :-)


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

Amazing - this gave me goosebumps ... but good ones! :)


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Enlydia Listener 5 years ago from trailer in the country

I agree Poohgranma, I have goosebumps now too. I am so glad God intervenes in time.

Jennifer, that is an awesome story.


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Seek-n-Find 5 years ago from Illinois Author

Thank you Poohgranma and Enlydia Listner! I used to not like that story because I was focused on the part that I almost "wasn't"...but God has turned it around and now I love it because He's shown me His hand in my life. :-)


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bucker98 5 years ago

Another testimony of God's perfect timing! Talk about miracles! I've read your profile and I saw how badly the enemy wants you dead. But what the enemy meant for evil, God has meant for good. Your life became a proof of God's compassion and salvation. I'm so happy to have met you. God bless you now and always. :)


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Steve Orion 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

Hmm.... not to be the only downer in the comments, but why wouldn't "God" "intervene" with all the other abortions that take place?

Also, why wouldn't God call someone about to buy condoms that could prevent a baby from being born? Should people who were prevented from buying some condoms and then had a baby as a result tell their kids to post Hubpages on how they have God to thank?


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Seek-n-Find 5 years ago from Illinois Author

@Steve Orion: I can't answer your question exactly because I don't know every circumstance--but perhaps God tries to intervene in various ways and some people pay attention and others don't? It is a possibility. My mom could have ignored the phone call but she choose not to. There is always an aspect of free will. I'm not sure I understand your second comment--I would need more clarity in order to respond. Thanks!


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Godzangel 4 years ago from Syracuse, NY

Wow! Bishop TD Jakes was preaching last Sunday that when God wants something to happen no one can stop it. Israel Houghtons mother was a prostitute and she was going to abort him. Now he is one of the best performing worship music. One decision can change someone's life dramatically. Your mama and daddy knew this somehow and here you are. You being born blessed your husbands life as well, your birthday was the day his wife was born. God is good sis!


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Seek-n-Find 4 years ago from Illinois Author

@ Godzangel: Thanks for the comment! It's crazy all the things that happen that we don't even know. It's fun to get a glimpse into the "behind the scenes" things where God is involved. God IS good, I agree! :-) Blessings and Merry Christmas!


Harsheen K. 4 years ago

Amazing Jenna...it really touched my heart.

God bless u:)


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Seek-n-Find 4 years ago from Illinois Author

@ Harsheen K: Thank you. :-) I smile whenever I think about that story--I know God is always near to me.


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Mekenzie 3 years ago from Michigan

Amazing Grace and your Mother's listening heart saved your life. Now look at you ... Boldly standing for truth and life.

Proud of you dear Seek-n-Find ... your life shines of His love, mercy and grace.

Thanks for sharing your story and allowing me to an opportunity to praise the Father for the miracle of your life and testimony.

God Bless YOU!

Mekenzie


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Seek-n-Find 3 years ago from Illinois Author

@ Mekenzie: Thank you! Your comment is such a blessing and encouragement. I appreciate your sharing. :-) Blessings to YOU as well!


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Thank you for sharing your compelling story which I believe to truly be divine intervention!

Up and more and sharing

God bless you.

Hugs, Faith Reaper


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Seek-n-Find 3 years ago from Illinois Author

I totally believe it to be Divine Intervention. :-)


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Wow, that was fascinating! and spooky too, what a great story, glad to know that your parents named you jennifer, nell


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Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

Wow! It certainly wasn't the wrong number for you, that's for sure, to be able to share such beauty with so many here.Thank you. I don't even want to guess how you must feel about this whole affair.

I recall writing a poetic verse entitled ' Guenevere ' - Jennifer is a lovely name, and thank God you are here to bless with such mysterious and real-deal writing.

Look forward to reading more and sending best wishes to you and your family.

Yours Sincerely,

Romeo's Quill


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

Wow! That is really something. I think it was divine intervention or your guardian angel helping your mother out in a difficult time in her life. How wonderful that she changed her mind and you are here as the result. My mother, on the other hand, was pregnant with me and wanted to abort me, but my father made her go through with the pregnancy. And they were married, too. It has been a disaster on both sides. You don't know how fortunate you are!


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Seek-n-Find 3 years ago from Illinois Author

@NellRose: Yeah, I was a little freaked out the first time I heard the story. But now its my favorite story. It reminds me not to get distracted with unimportant details in life and to make my life count! Thanks for stopping by.


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Seek-n-Find 3 years ago from Illinois Author

@Romeo's Quill: Thank you! You know, when I was younger I felt a bit sad about the story. Kind of like, "My mommy didn't want me?" kind of thing. But then I realized she was really a child herself and was scared--she just didn't know what to do. And then I felt like, "Oh my gosh--when I didn't even have a voice, somebody spoke on my behalf and now I'm here." It is reverent and makes me feel like I really need to be appreciative for my life. It's a great attitude to look at life from. It helps me focus on what is most important. Thanks for your comment!


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Seek-n-Find 3 years ago from Illinois Author

@suzettenaples: Thank you so much for sharing. I'm sorry it has been hard. My growing up years have been difficult in different ways and my relationship with my parents was not without difficulties. But I'm thankful that in the end we worked through the pain, the obstacles, and especially as both my parents have had some health scares lately, we've come together even stronger to support one another. One thing I've learned from a young age--before I was born I guess you could say--is that life is fragile and is a gift. I intend to try to live like it. :-) Thanks again for your comment!


Rayne123 3 years ago

Hi Jen

I read the hug of the day by Faith and as always she gave a great tribute.

I enjoyed this hub and will look forward to reading more of yours.

Since I do not believe in coincidences this is divine intervention.

Things happen for a reason and I know the Holy Spirit has control.

We have free will but for whatever reason ``Our Creator`` has our life planned out.

Its an amazing story and I have stories like that myself so it is not even something I had to think about.

Blessings

Laurie


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Seek-n-Find 3 years ago from Illinois Author

@Laurie: Thank you! I'd love to hear your stories--are there hubs on them? Thanks so much for the comment! (and the encouragement) :-)


Rayne123 3 years ago

You are quite welcome, well there is one story on the spirit world intervening and saving my life in a car accident.

I think its called A Miracle

thank you for asking

Blessings

Laurie


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PegCole17 5 months ago from Dallas, Texas

Thank goodness for that phone call. You are truly meant to be here and somehow a miracle happened to enable that. Thanks so much for sharing this uplifting story. I'm sure it will have a positive impact for many others who struggle with the consequence of pregnancy.

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