However, to everyone in this world who is not asked to
walk the same road, face the same decisions, they should know why. They
should know "why" not to defend what I did, but to learn from what I
felt and what I did. If someone learns from me, then maybe the next time
they see another stumbling along a difficult road, they may walk with
that person rather than pass them by.
There are many young girls
who faced the same decision as I. Yet, for reasons I'll never know they
were brave enough to turn to their family; they were strong enough to
place their child for adoption, they knew enough to trust in their
family's support and love. I was not brave or strong then. I didn't know
who to trust or where to turn. I felt so alone. I was falling and didn't
feel anyone catching me. I regret that I felt that way and simply could
not decide differently.
But, I am brave now and stong. I trust
in my God and never feel alone anymore. I will go where He leads me now
and I am committed to work to get others to do the same. Just think... if
everone was busy removing the stones from all our paths, who would have
time to judge the other? And if one of us would stumble and fall, maybe
our judgement would be "How could I have missed that stone? I am so
sorry I didn't make your road smoother. Let me help you up so that we
could walk together." But, then that would be heaven ---- wouldn't
Her final words "Walk with us as we, at PHD, work to remove
the stones in the journey so that we may all choose life. Help us raise
the needed funds so that we may continue to catch those who are falling.
They should not walk alone, we journey together!"
2) A New Mother:
Before coming to PHD, I felt the loss of my world as I
knew it somehow slipping away. As you know, when I first received the
number for PHD, I never intended on calling. Then I couldn't see that
anyone could help me. With your help, I learned that I am still the good
person I was before - one that has learned incredibly valuable lessons.
My friends and associates saw my hurt and because they didn't know what
to say or how to say it, they all drifted away. I've come a long way
with the help of PHD. Slowly I am picking up the pieces of my life. I
can start over and let go of the guilt and the shame. Thank you from the
bottom of my heart for being there for me when I was so overwhelmed.
Thank you for giving me courage.
3) The "Smith" family:
Thank you so much for our monthly counseling session
and for providing my foster baby, Ashley, with her entire wardrobe and
crib! Sandy also received good warm clothes for these very cold months -
thank you. May Jesus truly bless your ministry! You have given us hope.
4) A Happy Client:
I really wanted to thank you for clothing I received
and for the layette for my soon-to-be-born son. The kids absolutely love
getting clothes no matter how used they are... they seem to appreciate
them so much. To them all that counts is that it was kind of like a gift
even though when they outgrow them we try to return them so others can
be equally lucky. The layette was stocked with so many generous items
and everything was so cute. I can't think of any way other than writing
and saying thank you. I wish there was more I could do to show my
appreciation. I may have no way to reward you or pay you back but God
bless each and every one of you for all your loving help! Enclosed are
two crayon renditions of thank you's from my children who are so very
grateful. PHD, you're wonderful!