This Story Hit Home For Me

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Brilliant book. This story hit home for me. When I was sixteen, I became pregnant with a boy I thought I would spend the rest of my life with. I was ecstatic! But his parents didnt want me to keep it, he didnt want me to keep it and I didnt want to do anything that would upset my ex-beau. I was young and impressionable and naive. And dumb. I went with my heart (for him) instead of my instincts and my head. I planned to keep the baby until my 3rd trimester when I finally gave in and arranged for an adoption through lawyers. Fast forward twenty years and here I am now, married to a wonderful (and different) man with two beautiful children....and a hole in my heart for the baby I gave up. So when I say this book was meant for me to read it, I meant it. I get why the author was trying to explain the circumstances around the adoption and how the times were different and everything that was involved. I get the heartbreak on both sides. I get the confusion. I get it all. Fortunately for me, I was able to create a tight almost sisterly bond with the adoptive mother and I keep in touch with her often. I'm able to see pictures and see how they're living, etc.. I was also able to pick the family that she went to so the adoptive parents felt it was a gift that I gave them. I gave them a life. And while i have struggled with my decision every day, I'm comforted knowing that I'm not the only one out there who has gone through this.