Poem celebrates decision to value baby's life
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Editor, the Advocate:
"A Child Speaks"
My birthday - I turned three today.
I'm so glad Mommy didn't do anything to make me go away.
She could have done something really bad.
That decision would have made God sad.
Some people believe it would have been all right.
I would have been gone, out of mind, out of sight.
She could have had a procedure of some sort.
I could have been removed, maybe in more than one part.
But Mommy decided to carry me to term.
She decided this, and she stood firm.
So from a little seed I grew, and now I'm three.
But with a different decision, there would be no me.
I was born as a tiny baby, that is very small.
Now I have a chance to grow; I may even be tall.
I was a baby then one, then two and now I'm three.
I'm so glad Mommy decided to keep me.
Sometimes I'm a little bit bad, and sometimes I cry.
Then Mommy prays for help to God in the sky.
I know Mommy loves me because she keeps me safe with her love.
I don't understand it all, but I think she gets guidance from above.
Right now I really don't know what to say.
But I will learn to say thank you and pray.
I'm so glad I got a chance to turn three.
I will try to do good; just wait and see.
Cathryn Rutledge, Edna