today i had the privilege of visiting a young woman in the hospital who just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. it is a joyful occasion, mother and baby are healthy. but there is also a touch of melancholy in the air...you see, she is a single mother and has made an adoption plan for her baby. what a courageous and selfless choice she has made; to give her baby a family complete with a mother and a father. her first action as a parent has proven she is an incredible mother, willing to set aside her own desires and emotions in order to give her baby the best life she can.
everyday gift: self-sacrificing love