Friday, July 10, 2015

Safe road to healing, dear

It was a regular meeting - intake form, pregnancy test, letting know the results of it and talking. When filling the form, the 25 year old yet very young looking lady was undecided what to do with the baby, but was cetrtain that she would not have an abortion. I was relieved. She was very much relieved when the test showed a negative result. I olny wanted to speak to her about couple of more things and finish this meeting, but suddenly she admitted that she had an abortion earlier this year.

Tears showed up in her eyes, she allowed herself to escape denial for the firt time, in her own words. She said that she only laughs about it with her friends, walks smiling and seemingly ligh-hearted during the day, but nobody knows that she wakes up at night and cries... For her abortion was very much against her beliefs, but she was pushed into it by her boyfriend. This is why when she thought she is pregnant, she did not want to go through this again.

The intergity of this lady is not broken. She feels this sadness and dissapointmnet, but the fact that she still feels gives a great hope. She is willing to exit meaningless relationships, enter post-abortive couselling and surround herself with people who hold similar values.

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