I Choose to Forgive You
I understand that people are entitled to their opinions, but this is not about freedom of speech. It is about respect. It is about love for other human beings different from you.
My baby girl, Angela was born with several brain abnormalities, including encephalocele, when a baby’s skull does not close completely and brain material protrudes; anencephaly, when the brain is completely or partially missing; and microcephaly, when an infant’s skull is abnormally small because of incomplete brain development.
But her diagnoses are NOT what define who she is. She is a human being and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
I am sorry that some people CANNOT see her beauty. I am sorry that YOU cannot see what a beautiful and special little girl she is, who has made and continues to make a great difference around the world.
I feel pity for you because of your lack of love and compassion. Thank God that my little Angela will never be in contact with cruel, vile and heartless people out there. She will never know about hate. She will only know pure unconditional love.
Every moment of every life is a gift; whether it is filled with joy and elation, or sorrow and suffering. No matter how sick, no matter how short, EVERY life deserves a chance. That is true of any able bodied child, or any handicapped child. The best we can do as parents is to love and nurture each unique person entrusted to our care…. respecting ALL life.
Every one of you who has someone you truly love with a whole heart, would you love them any less just because something went wrong?
For the last 2 years I have read very nasty evil comments. All hurt me. I cried many times because I couldn't understand that a person can be that cruel, selfish and vile. But I understand that evil comes in many forms. We have a very real enemy who comes to steal, kill and destroy. An enemy who uses whatever way he can to get to our hearts and heads.
Few days ago this woman who follows Angela's page wrote "Choose abortion over giving birth to a cadaver. That's all you have a glorified dead child. Good luck and God Bless"
The devil hates families. He hates life, he hates anyone who opposes death. He hates us because we chose life over abortion. The devil is real and he will try to destroy you if you choose to love and to do good. But God is Greater than him.
I have been attacked spiritually many times. Many times I felt weak, I felt destroyed, I felt defeated, but my strength was renew many times. The more I fall in my weakness, the more grace and strength God gives me. I wept many times reading terrible messages, all were directed to hurt; "this is the ugliest baby I have ever seem" another person said.
You don't know how deeply you hurt me. Another comment made was; "calling my baby Angela nonhuman, deformed, monster and retarded". You made me tear up when you called my baby; "vegetable baby, ugly evil. "I would have killed this brainless abomination" another said. These words tore my heart in pieces because this is my baby you are talking about.
I hated you for a moment, but them I realized that this is NOT what Jesus wants from me. Jesus wants me to forgive you, and I do. I choose to love my enemies. I choose to speak life. I choose to be light to the people around me. God chose me and my husband Rony to bring peace and joy. We will follow Him, Who is light and everlasting LOVE.
I am sorry you have to live that life you are living, without a purpose, without love. I feel sorry for you because you have to live that miserable life full of hate and poison inside of you. I feel sad for you because you are missing the beauty of life, you are missing the beauty of these children. They might not be "normal and healthy" but they have a fulfilled and meaningful life, full of unconditional love. In your eyes my child is imperfect, but in the eyes of our Creator, she is the most precious jewel.
Please don't use internet to bully special needs children and their parents.
I wish that you could find love, I wish you could find your soul, and be the kind of person the world needs, to make the world a better place to live.
I hope and pray that Angela could teach you some love and compassion.
I hope you can learn to treat others with disability with dignity and respect.
Angela and all unborn disabled children reserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
We all reserve that, even you.
I choose to forgive all of you who have made hurtful comments, and pray that you can find peace and joy.
You need God to heal your hearts. I promise there is healing for the brokenhearted.
I forgive you because this is what Jesus is asking me to do.
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