Tears are already flowing as I read this……………
I am lady X. I am getting an abortion in the next few days. An open letter to the little thing I won’t get to meet:
“Little Thing, I can feel you in there. I’ve got twice the appetite and half the energy. It breaks my heart that I don’t feel the enchantment that I’m supposed to feel. I am both sorry and not sorry.
I am sorry that this is goodbye. I’m sad that I’ll never get to meet you. You could have your father’s eyes and my nose and we could make our own traditions, be a family. But, Little Thing, we will meet again. I promise that, the next time you will be coming, I will be ready for you.
Little Thing, I want you to be happy. More than I want good things for myself, I want the best things for the future. That’s why I can’t be your mother right now. I am still growing myself. It wouldn’t be fair to bring a new life into a world where I am still haunted by ghosts of the life I’ve lived. I want you to have all the things I didn’t have when I was a child. I want you to be better than I ever was and more magnificent than I ever could be. I can’t do to you what was done to me: Plant a seed made of love and spontaneity into a garden, and hope that it will grow on only dreams. Love and spontaneity are beautiful, but they have little merit. And while I have plenty of dreams to go around, dreams are not an effective enough tool for you to build a better tomorrow. I can’t bring you here. Not like this.
I love you, Little Thing, and I wish the circumstances were different. I promise I will see you again, and next time, you can call me Mom. As for now, allow me not to have you as my child; though I can feel you in there.”
………and as the tears continue flowing, here is my open letter to lady X.
X, if you can read this, I beg you to take a pause for a moment. You said that you feel your child inside of you. I want you to think about that statement. Your child is already here, and you are already this child’s mother. You can give this child the most precious gift in the world: the gift of life.
No matter what circumstances you are in right now, nothing warrants the death of your precious child. You, as this child’s mother, and your love, can overcome all the adversity you may face as you raise this precious child.
Please also understand that I have heard this line of thought from countless women who have gone through with abortion only to find themselves in deep pain down the road. The regret and hurt that often follows abortion is monumental and devastating for mothers and fathers. Please take a moment to read some of the testimonies from women who have been down this road and are speaking out about their experience.
X, I am not just pleading for the life of your child, I am pleading for you. I know you are in a situation right now that seems overwhelming, and the world has told young women that the best solution for these situations is abortion. I know that you think this will be the best choice for you, that this will free you to live your life the way you want to.
Please understand that abortion is a lie. It is an attack not only on your child but also on you. It is an act of violence against women, a destroyer that takes what is beautiful and natural and turns it into death.
X, I love you enough to tell you the truth; that abortion will not only kill your child, it will rob you of motherhood. It will not make you cease to be a mom. That is something you are now and will be forever. Your motherhood, however, will be taken from you and thrown into the trash.
Please, X, love yourself enough to embrace the gift God has given you. You are loved and you can be helped.