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>A Reminder for My Birth Mom

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My precious and beautiful daughter Janelle wrote this a while ago for her birth mom…In case you are not aware, Janelle’s birth mom was a girl we met at a camp in Wisconsin; who a few months later got pregnant at the age of 13. She had heard me preach some narrow-minded things about abortion, contacted us; through prayer and His direction, we adopted Janelle at birth (and, several years later, another young woman connected with us with a similar story and we adopted Jacob…Josiah (24) and Joel (22) are our children the old-fashioned way!)

Here is what Janelle wrote:

A Reminder for My Birth-Mom by Janelle E. Hager

When you’re depressed; I’m the One to turn to…

When you’re angry, I’m there for you…

When you’re hurt, My shoulders are there for you to cry on…

When you have a secret, My ear is there for you to whisper in…

When you’re going through a hard time, I’m here to hold your hand…

I was there when you asked Me into your heart…

I was there when your mom left…and then came back…

I was there when you got pressure into doing things you know you shouldn’t…

I was there when you told your parents the news…

I was right there next to you for those long nine months…

I was right there when you told your parents about adoption…

I was there when you chose the family…

I was there through the pain…

I was there when you met with the family…

I was there when you and the family chose a name…

I was there holding your hand in the hospital…

I was there when you first laid eyes on the baby…

I was there through the tears…

I was there when you handed the baby over to the family and said, “Here’s Janelle”…

I was there when the papers were signed…

I was there when the family gave you a hug and said, “Thank you, Davida”…

Love,

God…Your Father (by adoption)

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