This has been a while, but I just felt like sharing this moment with you who read this blog.
AJ and I were tag-teaming against the Village on a Friday work-day a few months back. There was this Villager who kept creeping off the path and seemingly doing the wrong thing. After bringing it to his attention that day he begins to frantically explain the wayward actions.
“Well, I got a call last week that the girl I have been sneaking off to see is pregnant. She wants an abortion because I am here at the Village and she is in school and it would interrupt everything.”
Now this was during a VERY difficult time for me and it was not receiving well. You see, at that moment, MY wife was on bed-rest with a pregnancy. We had had two babies die during miscarriage before this time. Both AJ and I told him that he should talk to her and let her know that this is not her only option. At about the same time, both AJ and I said, separately, that we would each pay the doctor bills and raise the child as our own. AJ mentioned that he had several children and one more wouldn’t be crazy for them. I took him to the side and explained mine and my wife’s situation. I told him that I do not make much money, but that I would do whatever I had to do to make sure that their baby was cared for and raised in a good Christian home. I think that he saw my heart. For the first time during my employment at the Village I let the issues get to me and I welled up with tears. I begged him to talk with her about the situation and my offer to complete pay for all medical bills and adopt the child as our own. He said that he would.
A few days later, he calls me up…I could tell that he was disturbed by something. He simply called to tell me (with his voice shaking) that she borrowed the money to get the abortion. I thanked him for his phone call and hung up the phone. I admit that I mourned the loss of that little life. Sure he/she was only about 2 months big, but the truth is that there was a life that was taken away by human hands and a quick-fix attitude. I hope and pray that that sweet little baby is worshiping Jesus right next to my two kiddos that are up there. I also pray that the mother of that sweet child will forgive herself down the road for the life that she had taken. I pray that God will show her the grace and mercy that covers our pain in our sin. Not that I was sinned against, but I hope that she knows that she is loved and not frowned upon for her decision. Instead, I pray for her blessing and her call that God has on her life.