Why Was I Named Mercy

My mother named me Mercy.

It's not "Marcy," "Marcia," Marcia" or "Merci."

It's Mercy. M-E-R-C-Y.

It is what is on my birth certificate. It is what my mother named me. And it is not short for anything else.

M-E-R-C-Y.

My mother named me "Mercy" because when she was pregnant with me, she was told by her doctor that she should have an abortion because her health would be in jeopardy if she were to carry me and then ultimately give birth. She prayed daily while she carried me, and "asked God for Mercy" on her body and her unborn child. 

Her prayers woked, evidently. So now, I have to keep making my life matter.

About me...

Mercy Tullis-Bukhari