Saturday, February 23, 2013

Love in Action

I've only been here for 3 days, but I've already learned some important lessons. Most important, I would say, is something that all those working with EMC Frontlines have told me: any lives we save, any good we do, it does not come from us. It comes from God. We are only His instruments. He works through us to show His love to the people we serve and enables us to bring them help and support.
Today especially, I got to witness God's love in action. A very young couple came into the center in the Bronx where I was working. She was about 4 months pregnant and was planning to abort her child. She was still in high school, afraid of how her family would react if they found out, and felt she wouldn't be able to take care of her baby (but didn't like the idea of giving her child up for adoption to some strangers.) Her boyfriend was supportive of whatever her decision might be. After she learned more about what happens during an abortion and after we talked to her bit, she started leaning towards keeping her baby. What really made her decide, though, was seeing her beautiful baby from the sonogram. After the couple had decided for sure to keep their baby, you should've seen their faces; he was struggling not to smile too much and she looked relieved. So happy to have been a part of that!
There he/she is! That sweet little head....

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