Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tears are streaming down my face as I write this post. I have just calmed down from the "ugly cry." I just watched the entire episode of the show 16 and Pregnant on MTV. I have watched a few episodes of the show over the past few weeks and I didn't really know what to think of it however tonight an episode just aired that has deeply touched my heart. A sweet little 16 year old couple got pregnant with a baby girl. They both came from dysfunctional families and knew that they would not be able to care for a child. During the pregnancy, they decided to give the baby up for adoption.
They got to choose the couple that would take their daughter. First of all, what a task that would be. Choosing the parents for your child! I can't imagine how difficult that would be. But what really touched my heart tonight was the couple that was chosen to adopt the baby. They were a couple that would be our friends. They were young, cute, energetic and were desperatly wanted a child. They said that they had been trying for a few years and they just weren't able to conceive.
As they were sharing their story and their desperation for a child, I could not contain my tears. That could have been us! We could still be trying, going to the fertility doctor, hoping and praying for a child of our own. Adoption is a wonderful thing but it was always so hard when people knew that we were trying and not getting pregnant and they would say, "You can always adopt." It's so much greater than that. Yes, adoption is wonderful but when your heart YEARNS for the love of your own child, that option just does not seem enough. The show filmed the time that the birth parents had with their baby girl and when they handed her to her new parents. It's so ironic because two people are filled with such sorrow while the other two are filled with joy. Their prayers are being answered!
Now being blessed with Parker makes me realize even more what a true blessing a child is. The Lord has been so good to me and Chad. He heard our hearts desire for a child of our own. Each day I pray that I will always be thankful for what He has blessed us with.