In fact, the past few days I’ve seen way too much generalization of this issue, and I think there is some dangerous oversimplification of unplanned pregnancy happening online.
Let me say that even more clearer…. during that moment of being told I was pregnant at 18, the thought of an abortion crossed my mind as a solution to the perceived problem I saw… which was my baby.
I know now that it is very, very simple to say that you would never consider something until it’s your reality. But when reality actually hits, things get real, REAL quick, and your dream of what you think you would do goes right out the door. Fear kicks in, whispers of insecurities SCREAM loudly over reason, and every option (even the ones you hated) can become an option. I am thankful everyday I chose life for my baby, but I know how easy it was to consider another way as I sat there with fear filling my heart and mind. At 18, I was broken and I will humbly admit that if my circumstances were different I have no clue what my choice would have been– having my beautiful boy was all God, and I am thankful everyday.
“A little girl’s looking at a white sheep as it ate green grass and she thought how nice and white the sheep looked as it ate the green grass. And then it began to snow and she thought how dirty the sheep looked against the white snow. It was the same sheep, but it was a different background. So when we compare our sin to the standard of the world, we all come up reasonably clean. But when we compare our sin to the snow white righteousness of God’s law, we’ll see that we are filthy dirty.”