Wednesday, October 21, 2009

June 7, 2010

That is the day my baby is due with her baby. about 10 days after she graduates from high school.

She will turn 18 the first week in November. My heart is a bit sad because the dreams I had for her are no where to be found now. Grief is such a hard emotion to put into words.

She and Bill, her boyfriend have been dating for nine months now. They discussed the pregnancy and had made up their mind about what they wanted to do. Abortion was never an option. Chelsea said seeing what I have gone through with the adoption of Josh was enough to make her not want to give the baby up for adoption, so that leaves them having raising the baby. They are both committed to the relationship and the raising of the baby at this time. I truly hope the situation stays that way for the baby's sake.

Chelsea and Bill both told Wes and I together. That was a good lst step. Needless to say, if you know me, I didn't mince words to well. I feel like I was pretty direct and clearly stating my thoughts so that I was understood. Wes on the other hand, was so much more like the Lord, or how I perceive the Lord to be. He was firm with his words but not nearly as curt as I was.

I am not sure what all is ahead of us with this pregnancy, but we are going to support her and Bill. We are proud of them for choosing life! We are proud of them for making a right decision when a wrong decision would have been so much easier.

So this is a new path I have not taken before, there will be lessons to learn and lots of love to give and a new life to celebrate!

11 comments:

MYSAVIOR said...

When Jenifer told me that she was pregnant, single and 19, and the "father" would not even be a part of it, there was no question in my mind that I would do everything I could to help and support her and the baby. It has been 16 years and Cole is such a wonderful gift from God. For us, there is no other choice but LIFE.
God Bless you all! This is a wonderful amazing gift from our Lord.

♥♥♥

Erin said...

Oh HH... I pray that you will be able to see the baby as a precious gift from God, and not a mistake or bad decision. I am so glad to hear that she chose life...

AMKreations said...

Sometimes being a parent is so hard! I was with my sister when she told my parents of her pregnancy and I was suprised at how loving my father was to her. I know that God's love was being shown to her through him.

We'll be praying for you on this journey.

HaloHatz said...

You and Wes are amazing parents and the fact that you are both willing to stand alongside and support Chelsea and Bill is such an act of love. I am so thankful to God that they have chosen life. It is the selfless, truly loving thing to do. Angela is going to be a grandma, hooray! I will be praying for all of you as you walk this journey together. Love you!

one9designs said...

I'm praying for you too! My stepdaughter's mom was 19 when my (now) husband got her pregnant...they never got married (which, um, worked out well for me!)...I know there were lots of challenges on the way. Your daughter is very blessed that you will be there for her through it!

Christie Cottage said...

Babies are miracles from God, no matter when they are conceived.

When your grandbaby arrives you will be so full of love and joy and will see and hold the miracle.

Fill your daughter's day with love so the baby's growing environment is happy.

Congratulations!

Uniquely Yours Crafters said...

Angela,
Be thankful that Chelsea and Bill chose life for this precious baby. I know disappointed you must be because you understand how different Chelsea's life will be now. Keep in mind that God is in control and He knows the future. This baby will be a blessing to you and Wes.

mattscraftywife said...

Awe, praying for all of you Angela. I love you.

Dionne said...

I am sure that this baby will feel so much love from all of you. Your daughter has a great network of people who love her and her little baby to come. It will all turn out for the glory of God.

Cindi said...

You will cherish this time as soon as the shock wears off. I'm not one to sugar coat or minced words either. That's okay, God made us that way. I pray for your peace with this and know in my heart you will all come through this victorious and full of God's wisdom.

Christine Burgess said...

I have been in your shoes and completely understand your feelings. It was difficult to set aside all the dreams we had for our daughter and just support her in her choice to raise her child as a single parent. May God bless you and keep you throughout this difficult yet exciting time.

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