Below is a question/answer session with a woman who chose abortion, my sweet friend. She has given a voice in a way I could not. There is a poem she found online that she related to, and personalized it for her situation. I am not sure if it will have the same effect on someone who does not personally know and love one in her shoes as I do, but for me, I wept.
This is connected with 2 other posts; I separated it because it is not written by me. Here are the words from a woman who has been through abortion ...
Someone I did not know
I had heard his name before,
But his way, I would not go.
I did not think that they were gifts,
But rather terrible burdens
They said they were nothing I wanted,
Of this they were certain.
I was told it was something bad,
And more than I could bare
No one mentioned the gifts were precious,
It was as if they didn’t care.
I sent the gifts back to the stranger,
Where they came from up above
If only I had met him sooner,
I would have seen the gifts were made with love.
Instead I treated them like they were nothing,
I quickly sent them back.
They told me I did the right thing,
But they left out an important fact.
See the gifts were made just for me by the stranger,
And God was his name.
I had for years ignored him
Yet he loved me just the same.
He had created those precious gifts,
Each piece he made by hand to my surprise.
And yet I didn’t even see it,
My life was based on lies.
When I found out what the gifts contained,
And realized I had thrown them away
I believed I would always suffer,
And be punished everyday.
But to my disbelief, that stranger
Who I had ignored and turned away
Created two more gifts for me
And sent them each my way
I begged for his forgiveness,
I prayed and felt his love
I wondered what had become
With our loving God and then
I would meet my babies in heaven,
And receive the gifts again.
I have no fear that I will not know
Which gifts were meant for me
So many have been thrown away,
But mine I will surely see
For I have dreamed of my children
I will run right over to them,
And know them at first sight
I will say “Mommy loves you!”
I know that is how I’ll start
Then I will thank God for taking care of my babies
While we were so far apart
If I could just help one person,
See their gift contains such love
And that the life inside that little gift,
Came from God above
It would honor Zach and Lily,
Whose lives were lost to a lie
It would stop the suffering of another child
And a mother who would otherwise be too scared to try.
originally written by Marni Fults