Former American Idol Contestant, Kimberly Henderson, Sings to the Baby She Nearly Aborted

National   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Mar 20, 2015   |   3:15PM   |   Washington, DC

In December 2014, a YouTube video of Kimberly Henderson singing Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” to her then 1-year-old Vaida went viral, receiving over four million views.

Now on her Facebook page she’s opened up about her abortion story. She said, “Two years ago today I was sitting in an abortion clinic thinking not having Vaida was best for me. Well this date is forever burned in my brain. … I think that is God’s way of showing me that HIS plan is and will always be greater and bigger than anything and everything I’ve ever known.”

She explains, “I had my mind made up. My boyfriend was cheating on me. I have small kids, what will people think?? I kept telling myself I’m all alone I need to do this. Sitting there.. I could hardly make out anyone or anything through the tears.


People were eating fast food around me, laughing, texting. I on the other hand was a wreck. I kept my face down, my face was drenched in tears. I kept telling and giving myself every reason to go through with this even though I did not believe in it. I kept saying I’m on birth control this could not happen. I kept trying to justify it.”

However, that day everything in the world seemed to go wrong.

According to the Christian Post, her daughter became ill, her car broke down on the drive to the abortion facility and she arrived late for her appointment. At that point she began to wonder if God was giving her signs not to go through with it. Then when she was called up for her appointment a card fell out of her wallet that had been left on a table by a couple she had served that week and had their church name on it. Henderson said, “It had their church name on it. On the back was a common verse…‘Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10.‘ I knew God was speaking to me.”

In the moment she made a life-saving decision and told the lady at the desk she changed her mind about the abortion. She said, “I told the lady I changed my mind. As I was about to walk out, a young girl no older than probably 19 says to me..’Are you going to do it?’ I told her I couldn’t. She said, ’I wish I could be brave like you.’ I told her she was brave and she could do the same thing.  She said she had to do it because of some serious circumstances. As I turned around she said, ’When you see your baby’s face for the first time you’re gonna be so glad you walked out of here today.’”

After her daughter was born Henderson said, “I welcomed my beautiful Vaida Everly into this world with both my best friends by my side. I remember seeing her for the first time and bursting into tears. 6lbs 4oz of pure perfection and no matter what pain I felt physically and emotionally… She gave me a feeling of joy that I can’t even explain. A kind of joy that if a war was going on outside I wouldn’t even know it. I am so in love. My once tiny 6lb baby is now 18lbs. Full of life. Full of energy. Loves to laugh. Loves to smile.”


Additionally, Henderson wrote a song titled, Tiny Hearts, which was inspired by her oldest daughter who she had when she was sixteen-years-old. Currently, her song is number five on the iTunes chart and she’s working with different companies and a manager to negotiate a record deal.

Watch “Tiny Hearts” in the video below and share this beautiful story with friends and family.