Somewhere tonight, she is there. We don’t know her name. We don’t know what has brought her to this place. We don’t know what she looks like or what her background is or what makes her laugh or what her dreams for this baby are. But we know that she’s out there. She might be scared. She might be confused. She might feel alone, angry, or completely unsure of where to go or what to do. Maybe she’s not sure if she can continue with this pregnancy. Maybe she’s trying to just ignore the life inside of her. Maybe she has been abandoned, forsaken, kicked out, and without a place to go because of this baby. Maybe she feels like all hope for her future has been lost.
Maybe she is doing all she can to feed the mouths of the little ones she already has and knows she can’t add another. Maybe she has a supportive doctor or maybe she’s never seen a doctor because she doesn’t have insurance. Maybe she has a husband who’s standing by her through this decision, or maybe she has a boyfriend who left her when he heard the news, or maybe she doesn’t even know who this baby’s father is. Maybe she’s a teenager, or maybe she’s an older woman, or maybe she’s somewhere in between.
I’ve never met her. In truth, I know nothing about her. Still, I lay awake at night thinking of her, praying for her, crying for her. I know that she is an amazing person because choosing to go through nine months of pregnancy knowing you will not be there for the first smile, first steps, first words, first everything is grief unimaginable. She is brave and she is making an incredibly selfless decision to choose life for this baby. Again and again, I’m asking God to bring someone to her who will stand by her through this, someone to show her the love of a God who does not let go…someone who will show her Jesus.
Somewhere tonight, she is there. We don’t know her name. We don’t know where she’s at. We don’t know what has brought her to this place, but we know she’s out there. Whatever differences we may have, what we have in common cannot be measured. We both want what’s best for this baby, and our lives will never be the same because of this child.
Prayers are with you two!!!
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