Hearing my name called across the movie theater lobby, I turned to see a young woman, whose face seemed vaguely familiar. She was walking towards me, holding the hand of a little girl…
“Karolyn! I wanted you to meet Jade*… Jade, this is Miss Karolyn. 10 years ago, before you were even born, she really helped me. She took ultrasound pictures of you and I even got to see your tiny heartbeat!”
A flood of memories returned as I recalled this very frightened, widowed mother of one, who suddenly faced another crisis – being a single mother with not just one child, but now with a very unplanned second baby.
We hugged, exchanged phone numbers, and went on to our separate movies. On Mother’s Day this past month I sent Jade’s mother a text saying how delighted I was to see her again and how thrilled I was to be introduced to her daughter after so many years. I affirmed how blessed she must feel every day that she chose life for Jade.
Her text back to me read, “Thank you so very much! That means a lot to me. It was such a blessing to run into you again. Thank you for all you do.”
Jade’s life was spared because of your partnership! Sharing with young parents in crisis that no matter what the circumstance, “every child is a wanted child…by someone” is a gift you make happen every day at LifeChoices! Whether the child is parented by their biological parent or a special plan for adoption is made, each life is valued and precious.
Thank you for your partnership that makes the medical services of LifeChoices possible for so many in our communities.
*Names of clients and their children have been changed to protect their confidentiality.