1. Mindy Fairfield
    March 8, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

    Melissa thank you for sharing. My grandma always felt she was alone that she was the only one to survive an abortion, she died thinking she was alone. Now survivors are coming out and sharing. My heart breaks, because I know that you live with the same pain I saw in my grandmas eyes. I will give you her name, because like you she wasn’t a statistic but a valuable person. She was born Gladys Ruth Wysaske and became Grandma Gladys Crawford to many children, she was grandma to anyone who needed one. She suffered from self esteem issues her whole life and could not see her value through her pain. She had no Idea of the profound person she really was. Remember God does not make mistakes people do, God knew what was going to happen. He had your adoptive family picked out before you were conceived, God used a miracle to get you where he knew you would be loved. The woman who gave birth to you is a minor footnote in a much greater story. Look into your daughters eyes and know you are loved.


  2. Loren Sanders
    March 19, 2012 @ 12:14 pm


    My own 4 year old is obsessed with the movie Tangled and the version of Rapunzel shown in it – she refuses to let us cut her hair because, “I have to have long hair to save the handsome prince from the tower!!!”

    I agree that the “Happily Ever After” endings are a big part of the draw (for all of us adults too); too bad that so much of what Disney puts out isn’t of a quality that little girls should ever see (the endless array of trashily-dressed and made-up 11-13 year olds on their shows), that we feel we must watch even Disney’s cartoon movies before our daughter does to be sure of what she’ll be exposed to.

    Our daughter was adopted from China (Memorial Day will mark 4 years we’ve had her (she was 8 months on ‘Gotcha Day’)), and not a day goes by – even amid the HUGE challenges we’ve faced raising an abandoned child like her – that I’m not grateful to God that her birth mother chose to abandon her to an orphanage rather than try and abort her.

    Thank you for speaking so strongly and courageously in the cause of LIFE, we all know at heart (admittedly or not) that there is only life and death as “choices”, and we must choose a side. Thank you for your story and willingness to share it with the world. God bless and keep you and yours.

    Loren, Linda (& Lucy) Sanders
    Milwaukee, WI


  3. Henrietta
    March 19, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

    Your courage is our gift thank you and your survival was in Gods plan and you are doing Gods will with the gift of grace and courage


  4. amajorpain
    September 14, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

    Hey hey hey.

    Oh wait. Just heard about your website today. I heard you on the AFA radio. Wonderful interview. Nice to “meet” you.


    Hey hey hey. There’s got to be more. Even after refreshed the page, still only get half a story. What happened to THE REST OF THE STORY?

    oh yeah the major pain said that 🙂


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