Today, 16 years ago at 13:55 my daughter, Nicole, was born! It was such a day of joy, happiness and pure exhilaration! That day I simply couldn’t contain myself. After we left the “delivery” theatre, the nurse wanted to clean Nicole up, but I insisted that no-one but I may give Nicole her first bath. While I was holding that tiny little body in my hands, her head resting softly in my left palm, I couldn’t help but thank God for such a precious gift! Now, 16 years later, I am a proud father of a young girl who is a hard worker at school, and apart from coming second in her grade (9) last year in academics, she also gets awards for displaying the fruit of the Spirit every year. She is indeed a joy!
February 1, 1995, was indeed a wonderful day, especially for our family!
However, February 1 did not remain such an incredible day for long! Even though, in our family it remains a day of wonder and celebration, a day of infamy dawned on South Africa on February 1, 1997. On this day in 1997, the Bill on the Termination of Pregnancy (TOP) became law. Since then, somewhere between 750,000 and 1,000,000 babies have been brutally murdered!