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  1. d. knapp on February 20, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    I’ve heard women w/ troubled lives state that the unplanned baby they gave birth to was the only good thing that ever happened to them or even saved their lives. I was taught that God’s will is a blessing if you’ll allow it in your life. We have to understand His blessings may not come in the form of ease/wealth. One said the long hard hours she worked and cared for the little guy she raised alone were all that kept her clean and sober. She had a strong tendency to use when bored. Those were the times she thought of the terrible things done to and by her. A baby is the chance for anyone to be better than they thought they could. I really admired this woman who cared so much for those no one else cared for.

    • quinersdiner on February 21, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      Thanks for sharing this story that is so life-affirming.

      • d. knapp on February 21, 2017 at 7:29 pm

        I always think of the great stories from The Bible where babies of low birth and less-than-ideal conception situations were used for great things. Having come from the “other side of the tracks”, I was always amazed at how much the disadvantaged mom could adore the baby many would see her as “stuck” with. Often my amazing mom was involved in teaching these ladies some basic skills for child care and home management. Mom was often no older than the others but just seamed to know a lot and was willing to help in any way she could. As a Nurse, I see the same women (different generation but they’re the same lady again and again.)

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