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A Blessing In Disguise
A story about my son, who I had at the young age of 15.
Amateur writer currently enrolled in Advanced Composition course in community college.
A Blessing In Disguise
"When I grow up to be a big brother...." These are the expectant words spoken by my four-year old son, Daray, who now associates growing up with becoming a big brother--not with growing older. He doesn't quite grasp the concept that mommy and daddy have to conceive a baby in order for him to be a big brother. He figures if he is a good boy, Jesus will reward him with a baby brother--a sister would be considered a form of punishment. Unfortunately, my son is going to have to wait a few more years before he experiences brotherhood. His father and I are carefully planning the next addition to our small family, unlike the out-of-wedlock unplanned pregancy from which our son was born.
Daray's future plans go way beyond just being a big brother. If you ask him, he will tell you that he wants to be a mechanic like his retired grandfather, a baseball player, and a Power Ranger. Everytime my son divulges his childhood dreams, I thank the Lord that I made the mistake of getting pregnant. I thank the Lord that I did not succumb to the pressures of various people who urged me to have an abortion. I thank the Lord that this bright little boy will have the chance to grow up and become a star athlete and baby-sit his younger siblings--if he still desires to do so after he passes through his most recent phase.
I often wonder how our lives would be now had I decided on an alternative to keeping my baby. I dread to think of life without him. He is so beautiful and full of life--life that could have been extinguished before it even had a chance to shine. He has brightened so many lives and taught many people a lesson about life and love; it is hard to believe his existence on this earth was anything but planned. I need only to look at my son to know I made the right decision. He was a true blessing in disguise.
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"I read the story and my eyes teared-up, what a wonderful story." -- Lisa.
"As the mother of two boys (soon to be three), I was touched by your story. They are all a blessing." -- E.L. Bennett, Chesapeake, VA, USA.
"The title is excellent. A close friend of mine did have an abortion but never realised what she`d done until she later gave birth to her other children. I bet this is common and your story could help those making the decision." -- wendy, Kent, UK.
"This is great, I'm glad things worked out well for you! A child is a wonderful experience!" -- C G L Davies.
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