Today is my birth-daughter’s birthday.
I was in the military back then and life was not like it is today. I was a Christian, but still lost in a sea of sin. I found myself pregnant and like many girls, I felt alone and didn’t know what to do.
I found an angel in Sister Mary Ann, she counseled me and loved me. She helped me to make the hardest decision of my life. I decided to give my baby up for a adoption. I held her in the office before I signed the papers and you know – I could have run out with her right that minute-but I stayed firm and went out the door, thinking I may never know her fate.
Then 18 years later she found me, she was beautiful and I knew right off when she stepped off the plane it was her.
We are friends and because of my decision, she has a wonderful life and marriage. She has two beautiful young daughters that are my blood too.
It wasn’t easy, but it was selfless… and God is good. He knew I was suffering, he knew I wanted to be free of pain. I never properly grieved until I had my sons. Thank you Lord for all the many decisions I have made through you.
You have always known what was best and I pray that someone today – will choose adoption if they are in the same situation that I found myself 33 years ago.
Happy Birthday daughter, I love you.