Monday, January 23, 2012

What IF...

What if she would have chosen convenience?
What if she had been selfish?
What if she would have thought it was nothing?
What if she would have thrown it away?
What if she would have believed the lies?
What if she didn't listen to the truth?
What if she thought she had the right?
WHAT IF this precious little girl, who brings our family extraordinary amounts of joy would NOT have been born????
The thought alone BREAKS MY HEART!!!!!
Yesterday was Sanctity of Life Sunday, and once again my heart was flooded with an overwhelming  gratitude for sweet Sophie's birth mommy. 
We live in a world that believes in the name of ease and convenience, you have the "right" to take another innocent life. We live in world that believes human life is disposable.
 I am beyond thankful that Sophie's birth mommy did not believe those lies.
But despite what was "easy" and "convenient", SHE CHOSE LIFE!!
She chose to give my sweet angel the gift of LIFE.  
And then, what was probably the most difficult decision she would ever have to face...
 she didn't just choose LIFE, but she chose a better life. 
She chose us.

Remember that there is no difference between an unborn child and one who has already been born except size, location and feeding ability. At conception a child has 46 chromosomes, is male or female, has his/her own DNA, has it's own fingerprints, and in fact has every piece of genetic information it will EVER have. 
Abortions happen every 30 seconds in this country at a pace of over 3000 per DAY in the name of privacy or choice. 

Psalms 139:13-16

For you created my inmost being;

   you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
   your works are wonderful,
   I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
   when I was made in the secret place,
   when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
   all the days ordained for me were written in your book
   before one of them came to be. 

**I just wanted to add...please understand that if you are reading this post and have experienced an abortion, or someone close to you has...I am in no way standing in judgment of you OR them!!  I have not walked in your shoes, or traveled the road you have.  But I know that we ALL have done things in our lives that if given the opportunity, we would go back in time and do differently. 
There is forgiveness. and there is healing! God LOVES you!! You matter to Him! He paid a GREAT price in order to help you! He knows you and is willing to forgive you. All you have to do is ASK!
Isaiah 43:25
“I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake
      and will never think of them again.


Love Being A Nonny said...

What IF there were not mommies like you....committed to the precious lives entrusted to you. Our world is a better place because of people like you.

Meg said...

Precious girl~

Sarah said...

joining with you in giving a loud THANK YOU to the brave moms who choose life and who choose adoption. joining with you in pleading for prayers and understanding and love and grace to those moms who are in the midst of the biggest trial and place of lonliness they've ever felt. and, joining with you in screaming SHE'S OURS to the rest of the world over your sweet sophie (and addy kate)!

Bethany @ 3SonsPlus1...and... said...

Beautiful post, Jenny. I cannot imagine life without our sweet girls!

Beth said...

I love your blog and your words about adoption and birth mothers. You put into words what I always want to tell the world! We adopted our precious baby boy, Samuel, two years ago and everyday I want to tell his birth mother how grateful I am for all the decisions she made. Even after having our daughter in Aug. my heart is still pulled towards adoption. Your family is beautiful! Thank you

Faith said...

Beautiful post! So thankful for your beautiful Sophie girl who makes your family what it is today. Praying for you guys as you wait for #5!

Celia Jimenez said...

Praise God for sweet lil Sophie and her brave birth mom for making such a hard, selfless decision! Beautiful post...esp the end...extending grace to all. Celebrating life!

Mom, Dad and 4 Kids! said...

Beautiful post! You are such a great mom!

Jessica Washburn said...

I second every single word you said. I think of my Sophia's 16 year old Mexican birthmom, here illegally, no family, no money and part of a gang. She gave birth to her in the car, then took her to a hospital, no drugs or alcohol, healthy as can be. My mind and heart can hardly fathom how Sophia ended up in our safe and loving home. I can never express my gratitude enough and hope some day to wrap my arms around her. Xo, thanks for this post!

Courtney said...

Beautiful post. Sophie is blessed to be part of such a wonderful family.

Aunt Theresa said...

Just lovely! I'm so thankful for Emma's birth momma to! I am mama to my sweet Emma because of her selfless and loving choice.

Melanie said...

Absolutely beautiful post & a wonderful tribute to all the moms who choose LIFE! I was moved to tears at the thought of your family without precious Sophie...I just cannot imagine it! Praying for you all & can't wait until sweet Addy-Kate is home in your arms, too! T
I praise God for all of the brave & courageous women & girls out there who choose life...I can't think of a sweeter gift than adoption!

annalee said...

i couldn't agree more and love the precious words you used to share your heart on this!