How will you share yours?

Ok, kids, story time. I’m about to lay a whole lot of wisdom on you to do with as you please.

I met a woman who told me the hardest think that she’s ever had to do. She told me the most difficult thing that she ever had to do was give up her baby girl…twice. Her beautiful little blessing. You see, when she was younger, she was raped. She was forced to be a woman before she was ready to give herself to someone. She told me that she thought she would never get over it. It was terrible enough to go through that alone, but then to end up with his seed within her? Well, she knew that if ever she was being tested of her faith, it was this moment right here. She knew that she could get an abortion, but when the time came, she couldn’t get herself to move forward with it. She wanted me to know that in that moment, she understood the power behind a woman’s right to choose. She said that if anyone forced her to keep her blessing, she would have resented that child, because the choice would have been made for her. She said, given the choice, she knew the one she had to make. She ended up carrying that tiny blessing for nine months.

She takes a breath and holds my gaze. Her eyes are filled with love for the daughter she can no longer hold. With tears brimming over, she says,

“When she was born, I couldn’t bear the thought of holding her, because I was afraid that I would never let go if I did.”

Her family had arranged for an adoption and she knew this was the best option for her. She knew the family her daughter would go to. Her daughter was going to live well and she was happy that she could give her that.

She said,

” I left my heart with her, so that she will always carry her mother with her wherever she goes.”

She told me that she thought doing that would be the most difficult thing she would go through. But it wasn’t.

She said she was able to keep in touch with the family, but only through letters to give her the occasional check in. Three years had passed since the birth of her baby girl. And she received the news. Her daughter was out playing and there was an accident. Her baby girl hit her head and there was nothing the doctors could do.

Her voice bursting with emotion, she says,

“The world that I had worked so hard to put back together, shattered again. I did not think that I would make it through this one. How could God do this to me? How could he take something that I had never asked for and then make me love it and take it so ruthlessly? Where was the sense in it all?”

She said giving up her daughter twice was the hardest thing that she has ever done. I looked at her with respect and admiration at her strength. Her courage.

Nothing more needs to be said except her last parting words. Very appropriate ending to this post as well. She said,

“I had to move on, you see? I had to let time heal me. And, lord knows, I have my days where I want to give up, but then I feel my guardian angel by my side. I feel the warmth and love she offers me. Telling me to keep living. Telling me to make something of the life I was given. To use my genesis to bring people together. To spread love and positivity. Yes, life gets hard. Yes, life gets downright unbearable at times. But, it’s about how you choose to make that a part of your story to share with the world. We all have a story. This is a part of mine. I’m sharing it like this.”

Now it’s my turn to ask you: how are you sharing yours?

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Frankie
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Frankie

A platform to share magnify the voices of those who have been silenced. I love it!

Dave
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Dave

This work that you’re doing is powerful

Tyra
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Tyra

Beautiful show of character. Amazing work you’re doing here. Please keep it up

Remy
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Remy

Thank you, sharing this

Angie
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Angie

πŸ’”πŸ™ŒπŸ½

Josh
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Josh

πŸ’” telling your story is freedom

Ryan
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Ryan

Powerful message
Sharing this

Sierra
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Sierra

This does so much for me…thank you

Sam
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Sam

This ain’t right that someone should have to go through so much. Thank you for allowing the story to come to life here. Appreciate you flames.

Derek
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Derek

πŸ’” πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”

Emily
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Emily

I love this. Tears to my eyes. Powerful

Anon
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Anon

❀️

Zeze
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Zeze

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Gia
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Gia

Amazing story
Thank you for sharing flames.

Fiona
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Fiona

Yoooo so amazing! I love this. Thank you for sharing!

Gia
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Gia

Beautiful!

Rylie
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Rylie

πŸ™πŸ½

Lynn
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Lynn

Thank you πŸ™πŸ½

Diane
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Diane

Shared this powerful piece
Every story should be heard

Jenny
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Jenny

You make me believe in the importance of every voice given a chance to be heard. Thank you.

Anna
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Anna

Powerful and inspirational. Feeling the fire πŸ”₯

Elaina
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Elaina

On god fam, this shit got to me. Powerful

Ortiz
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Ortiz

Plz never stop doing what you’re doing. This is a powerful platform. And getting bigger.

Tammy
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Tammy

Amazing absolutely amazing absolutely amazing

Mary
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Mary

This website is an inspiration. Thank you!

Jake
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Jake

To the woman in the story. Your strength gives me the courage to work towards getting out of my depression. Your courage to be better and not see yourself as a victim is powerful. Thank you flames.

Kylie
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Kylie

Great piece of work. My heart goes out to the woman. So strong.

Isaac
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Isaac

This is amazing
So well written

Yahara
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Yahara

πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½

Tina
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Tina

Wow you’re doing amazing work. Love this site

Alex
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Alex

Beautiful story of strength

Nan
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Nan

I love these type of posts. So thought provoking

TimmyTurner
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TimmyTurner

Too real
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Ozzief
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Ozzief

Got me crying on an early Saturday morning
Grrr
Amazing writing. Powerful story.

Greg
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Greg

Great message

Yessenia
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Yessenia

I wasn’t ready for this level of emotion
Fuck me
Like a few other people who beat me to the punch…I’m sharing this.
Lovely and powerful

Bev
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Bev

Beautiful
Sharing because to not share would do no one justice
Especially the woman you wrote it for
Thank you for sharing
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Daphne
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Daphne

Sharing this. My heart goes out to the woman in the story. Respect ✊

Trinity
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Trinity

Amazing
Powerful
Beautiful
Soulful
Fire
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Tom
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Tom

Amazing post..

Lauren
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Lauren

Too underrated…

Pricilla
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Pricilla

I’m at a loss at the strength of character and perseverance of the human spirit..

PreachTruth
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PreachTruth

Oh man. This some heavy shit. Power to the woman! Speak your truth!

Rudy
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Rudy

I wasn’t ready for the feels…wtf man

Wes
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Wes

Wow this made me tear up…

Trey
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Trey

This is amazing…so powerful. I’m sharing it on my socials. Appreciate your voice as always.