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Almost a Mother
by Connie Hinnen Cook
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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"The doctor says I'm pregnant, it's poor timing that's for sure,
'cause my mother has Alzheimer's, I spend all my time on her;
And my husband's job is shaky and the money's really tight,
and I just can't keep from crying and I just can't sleep at night...

"So I've scheduled an appointment for next Wednesday, one o'clock,
got a conference with a counselor who says that we should talk;
I've discussed it with my husband and he says to end it now,
it's bad timing for a baby, I'm too busy anyhow."

That same evening, that same hour, in that same small sleepy town,
was a woman, sobbing loudly, who lived just four houses down;
On her knees and trembling wildly, she was almost half insane,
with her arms hugging her middle, she was overcome with pain...

"I still can't believe it happened, it all seems like a bad dream,
when I found out I'd miscarried, all that I could do was scream!
All I wanted was my baby, now I only want to die,
I can't live without my baby! Tell me why, God, tell me why!"

An abortion, a miscarriage: saddest words in all the earth,
precious gifts, God's greatest blessings, dying even before birth;
Weeping angels hide their faces, hopes and dreams are forced to die,
when the phrase, "Almost a Mother," is repeated up on High.

--Connie

"Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord:
and the fruit of the womb is His reward."
(Psalm 127:3 KJV)


~~~~~~
Please let this be a gentle reminder
to pray for all women
on Mother's Day.

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Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 5/16/2006
A beautiful, deeply touching write. Wonderful done,
Birgita and Roger
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/8/2006
Important write with a good message, one letting others in that situation know their are other options that can be considered as well. I like they way you do not shove the message down our throats but let us subtly understand and think about them.well done

Felix
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 5/8/2006
Seems the human animal cannot be happy, no matter what befalls them. Both near-mother's grief would have been their salvation if the situations were reversed.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 5/8/2006
Connie
Children are indeed a gift from God, and then its our responsibility to bring them up right !
God gives us many and varied gifts to supplement our lives, we should be eternally grateful for them all...:)
God Bless
Peter
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 5/8/2006
poignant read
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/8/2006
Powerfully yet beautifully penned! Very well done, Connie!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms here at the Den! (I am only a mom in my imagination! LOL)
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 5/7/2006
Pamela and Kate, bless your hearts! But I confess I've *never* been pregnant and perhaps that's why my heart aches for all women in these kinds of situations. And I was hoping this call to prayer would remind folks that not all women are full of happy memories on Mother's Day. But I sincerely thank you for your kind thoughts. :)
Reviewed by Pamela garner 5/7/2006
This piece touches my heart. At 20 years old I suffered a miscarrage and have never gotten over it. Now I have a precious 30 month old son. But still I can't get past the lose of my child. Make your choice by what feels right in your heart. Put your heart into it and the answer will come to you. Bless you. Pamela
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/7/2006
Connie you wrench the heart with this poem, but it's so good, because it needs to be said1 A great time to say it for mothers day.
An inspired call to prayer! I'll be praying.Thank you!

eT
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/7/2006
When you make your decision allow yourself to feel how you feel about the whole situation. Timing is rarely perfect for motherhood. If motherhood is not what you planned; ever, then go with the choice you can live with. My prayer goes with you through a difficult adjustment, may the Spirit bring to you the answer that is best for you.
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/7/2006
Miscarried babies and aborted babies are all angels in heaven praying for their mothers.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/7/2006
Oh, Connie,

This is powerful and emotional; a pain too many know...thank you on behalf of all women. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.



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