Wednesday, April 27, 2011
It's about a couple, Carolyn and Sean Savage, who learned that their fertility doctor had transferred the wrong embryos into Carolyn's body and she was now pregnant with another couple's child.
So what did they do? They decided almost immediately that this baby belonged with it's rightful parents, and not them. As the pregnancy progressed they both loved this baby, and they each had nightmares about the day they would have to give him up...even though they knew it was the right thing to do.
To me, a very powerful story about "doing unto others as you would have them do unto you." Carolyn thought often of this other mother, and how she would want and expect to have her baby, if the story had been reversed.
Her doctor tried to encourage Carolyn to have this baby aborted, to save her more pain down the road. She refused, again thinking of the baby's parents, and believing it was her duty to give this baby life.
It's a story about doing the right thing even when it's incredibly horribly difficult. I questioned myself as I read this...could I really have been strong enough to give up a baby that had lived in my body for 9 months?
This book also had me questioning other areas of my life. Am I always choosing the right road even though it might not be the easiest one? Do I consider what is best for everyone, not just what is best for myself?
I am in awe over this couple. So many would have said, "I was a victim in this. It is not my fault this baby was put into my body. And now I love him, and I cannot let him go."
Just reading this book makes me want to be a better person.
A very special story.
Posted by Grandma Honey at 9:47 PM