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My life was rough, but it was enjoyable. I knew if the baby had SCD, she’ll have the best mother to help her. The doctor was pushing me to terminate, even at 5 months! Whenever I became uneasy about my decision, I leaned on God. 1 John 4:18 says “There is no fear in love.” It’s easy to become overwhelmed by fear in situations that we wish to control. It’s great to have a vision for what we want, but most times it’s better to trust in the vision God has for us. Bio: I am Salintae Tuzo, MSc (Masters in Christian Counseling). A joyful spirit wonderfully made by God; Blessing the world with courage through my life coaching business, Metanoia Power. FHM 14 I was admitted in the hospital three times throughout my pregnancy for painful episodes from SCD. The pregnancy was taking a toll on my body. I prayed for the best.   I had to get a cesarean, but I did not care because we both were healthy. The wait began. We waited for her blood test to come back a week later to reveal whether she had Sickle Cell Disease or not. The blood work revealed that she ... did NOT have SCD!   It’s great to have a vision for what we want, but most times it’s better to trust in the vision God has for us. SCD or not, I knew God would not put me in a situation that he didn’t give me the skills to handle gracefully. We are always either operating from a place of fear or love. So we have to make a choice: do we choose the love of God to protect and guide us, or do we succumb to fear. How strong is your love? Do you need to work on strengthening it to stop operating from a place of fear?