Tuesday, December 29, 2009

And then today...

She sat across from me last night and giggled. We were at the nurses workstation. "You're going to be a grandmother.."..but it was with hesitancy that I said anything. Because they are young and living together and then today:
"Chuck?".."Yeah"..."It's your mom."..."I know."..."Do you work tonight?".."Yes."..."So is Natalie pregnant?".."Yes."...But he doesn't want to keep it, the baby. He wants her to consider adoption. She will not. Not at this point. And she is sad and angry. We will talk about the legal and financial ramifications, he and I. We will go to dinner and sit down and talk and he will understand what this decision will mean, possibly understand, intellectually understand, but emotionally? There are years ahead and they stretch out and he will need strength and support and maybe this will bring him to a place, a place of growth. We make decisions. We live with the repercussions of those decisions. "As you sow, so shall you reap.."..But they are harsh words, can be harsh words, depending on what is sown.

"Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation." Psalm 95:1

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