In Defense Of Life: Super Bowl XLIV and “The Rest Of The Story”

2015 March 12

Five years ago just before Super Bowl XLIV, bcb3 wrote the Tebow Super Bowl Ad Riles the Left even before it was aired because Pam Tebow would be in it with her miracle baby, Tim, whom she had refused to abort despite doctors’ warnings. When the ad went online that Super Bowl Sunday I followed up with In Defense of Life: Pam Tebow with the ad video and background on Bob and Pam Tebow and their ministry as Christians going back to their college days at the University of Florida.

Thursday morning at Jill Stanek‘s site I found a link to A Super Bowl Blessing at Focus On The Family.

Five years ago, Susan went to a friend’s house to watch the Super Bowl. She was pregnant, scared and alone. That night, she watched Focus on the Family’s commercial featuring Tim Tebow, and her life would never be the same….

Avita Grace was born that September. It was love at first sight.

Avita is 4 now, and she has brought joy, fun and faith to her mother’s life. The little girl loves frilly dresses and bows in her hair, coloring books and talking about Jesus. As a working single mom, Susan now has less money, less sleep, less time, more laundry, more dishes and lots more cleaning. But it’s all drowned out by the limitless love she’s been given.

“I think about the commercial, Tim Tebow and the people from Focus daily,” Susan says. “I am so grateful. If there hadn’t been a Super Bowl commercial, if I hadn’t been at the party, if someone had responded to my email in a different way . . .

“I will never be able to express the gratitude and love that I feel.”

“And now you know the rest of the story.”

10 Responses leave one →
  1. 2015 March 12 1:43 am
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    Hey, guys! I hope you’re all doing well. I haven’t been around in quite a while, but when I read the column and cried over the video I had to come back and let you know about Susan and her little girl Avita. All the flack the Tebows have taken, but then there’s this—a little girl’s life in exchange. It’s a wonderful story isn’t it?

  2. 2015 March 12 3:58 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    INC! Glad to see ya! And what a wonderful outcome! As much as there were times I felt like throttling each and every one of my kids and starting over, they are each gifts I could not duplicate.

  3. 2015 March 12 5:38 am
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    TLS permalink

    What a beautiful story INC! Thanks for sharing.

  4. 2015 March 12 6:27 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Rip up social conventions and this is what you get — http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/10/opinion/david-brooks-the-cost-of-relativism.html?_r=2 — WTH.

  5. 2015 March 12 6:42 am
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    justrand permalink

    beautiful, INC…thank you so much!

  6. 2015 March 12 6:45 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Last night I was thinking back to the 1980s when Reagan was President and how the country has changed for the worse in so many ways. If you would have told me what the US would be like in 2015 during March of 1986, I would have thought you were nuts.

  7. 2015 March 12 7:23 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  8. 2015 March 12 4:24 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

    INC – as always very good. Thank you.

    PS – good to see you are still with the living.

  9. 2015 March 14 2:04 am
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    Thanks! Glad you liked the story, and good to *see* all of you again.

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