A love that keeps on loving


A teenager who had to give her child up for adoption learned we can never be separated from those we love because God is Love, and we are united forever with one another in this Love.

When I was 19 years old I had a child. Since I was unmarried, my pregnancy was a source of great shame and secrecy in my family, so I moved away from home until after the baby was born. When I first saw my son after giving birth, I loved him more deeply than I knew possible. It was excruciating to give him up to his adoptive parents and sign papers stipulating that I would never be allowed contact with him. I knew I had made the best decision for his well-being, but I felt a hopeless sense of separation, shame, and guilt. Years later, still filled with this sadness, discussions with a co-worker, who was a Christian Scientist, led to my deep interest in learning more about my relation to God. 

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