I will get to meet you in Heaven someday
Having an abortion when I was 17 is a decision I will regret for the rest of my life. I am writing this because my oldest (living) child has encouraged me to memorialize my first child. I was so scared to tell anyone that I was pregnant, and I think I thought abortion was an option because when I was 13, someone close to me told me that she had an abortion.
My boyfriend at the time was also scared and there was some one older in our lives who we told and she told me where to go. I wish I had chosen to tell some one who would have encouraged me to keep my baby. This is why it is so important to talk about abortion, especially those of us who have had one and regret it. If even one person keeps their baby because I was willing to talk about it, that would help.
I married the father of my child about 6 months later and we are still married 35 years later. We have four other children, and I often think that our lives would have only been enriched and better if we had kept our child.