A man in front of a group of people at a meeting told a mother of a new baby that the love a mother has for her baby is such that she would never let that baby go. She would never give her baby away because her love for her baby is so strong.
I sat listening and fumed. I wanted to say something, but didn't. Under the circumstances it would have been inappropriate. Obviously, this was a voice of inexperience. After the meeting was over, I walked over to a mother who's children have come by means of adoption. I put my arms around her adopted son and told him, "You know the scripture that talks about 'No greater love hath a man than he lay down his life for another.......' (paraphrasing of course). Well, no greater love hath a mother who gives her child to another because she loves that child so much."
To all of you mothers out there who have given the ultimate gift and to all those who are where I was over nineteen years ago as a teenager trying to decide..... It is the hardest thing you will ever do but giving your baby life, and then giving your baby to parents who would do anything and yearn to have children..... I encourage you to do so. Please choose adoption. Not abortion. Because you love your baby!
And where ever my baby girl is out there...... I pray that she knows I did what I did, because I loved her so much..........