We only know her last name from legal papers we received a few years ago. His adoption was finalized well before open adoptions were an option. Even though he was born before Roe v. Wade, I'm sure abortion could have been an option for her. She gave her baby to an agency to decide who would parent him best. Every once in a while I whisper 'thank you' to her. After reading AIHPT's harrowing adoption story, I am moved to do more for her. Really, all I can do is pray for her where ever she is. That will have to be enough. Guitar Man has no desire to search out his birthparents.
Adoption is such a beautiful gift. Like most gifts from God, it is born from pain. I have no idea what she went through- her thoughts, her feelings, her fears. Did she hold him? Did she want to keep him? Was she relieved when they took him away? Whatever it was though, her courageous actions resulted in me being able to share my life with this precious man.
Thank you for trusting.
Thank you for carrying him.
His life wasn't perfect.
But, he's okay. He's more than okay.
He's a beautiful person who does beautiful things for God.