You Are Not Alone
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One Mom's Story
Infertility and abortion: two words that pain my heart. My daughter Laura, who has learning disabilities, became pregnant. When we first found out we were devastated because my husband and I were beginning to start to enjoy time alone again, and actually, that was selfish thinking. You see Laura was born at only four and a half pounds and we knew from the start that there could be some learning difficulties. She was diagnosed with Apraxia as a baby and later with learning disabilities. She was home schooled and I feel very strongly that she learned at a faster pace because she was taught one on one.
After graduation, she decided to go to a trade school for learning disabled adults. She did wonderfully and passed with good grades. The she starting dating a man and discovered that she was pregnant. I remember crying and feeling that I had failed in teaching her what intimacy truly was and that it should be saved for a husband and a wife. I felt so sick in my heart thinking that she could not raise a child. Questions began to play in my mind: "What is going to happen?". I felt like a failure as a mother and as a Christian
We attempted to have her placed on disability. We were sent to a psychiatrist to confirm the learning disability. He told us that she had been wrongly diagnosed as a child and that she was autistic. We were afraid for this babys future. It would have been very easy for my daughter to keep her pregnancy a secret from us and to have an abortion would have torn my heart. You see, the yearning to be a mother has been in me for as long as I can remember. I could never have a child, so my husband and I have eight adopted children. There were four special women who made a choice to choose life for their babies so we could be parents.
We were in the delivery room when our daughter gave birth to our grandson. I will never forget the overwhelming feelings of joy and Gods awesome power when our grandson entered this world. When I first held him in my arms every fear left my mind and my heart. He and Laura live with us. My husband and I have custody. She loves him but knows that is she is not able to be his primary caregiver. He has become the joy of our lives. My husband is daddy-pappy and is anxious each day to see his grandsons bubbling personality when he returns home from work. Our grandson has blessed our family and I praise God that Satan did not snatch his little life away from us through abortion.
He is the happiest little boy! He is not an inconvenience or a problem. He is our son and grandson. I am thankful that there were women who said no to abortion and that God chose me to be their babys mother. If you find yourself in a similar situation, you might decide to keep your baby. But if you cant, you can make a positive change in another persons life by saying yes to adoption. It wont be easy, just remember that God will make a way where there seems to be o way. Through Buds of Purpose, you will have many people praying for you, loving you, and supporting you.
In God's Love, Brenda
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