Some of my friends posted this on FaceBook today. Kellie Coffey's "I Would Die For That"
I will admit. I was afraid to listen. But I gave in to my curiosity. Throughout the video there are women holding signs. I don't know what brought back more bitter-sweet memories. The words to the song or those signs.
The 1st few are about teen pregnancy...How many times did I hear my teen-aged daughter come home to announce "So and So's water broke in Chem today," while I struggled to become pregnant? How many times did I hear "So and So had an abortion." And asked God "Why them and not me? I would have kept him/her."?
Then came more signs..."Would be a great mom." (Again I asked why, as I learned of women drowning their babies on purpose or forgetting them in the backseat of the car on a summers day.) "Trying for 4 years." (Try 10 years.) "InVitro $10,000-$15,000 per attempt." (And insurance doesn't cover enough, if any.)
The end of the song shows signs of joy..."Going to tell husband I'm pregnant" "Heard baby's heartbeat for the first time" And my personal favorite, the one I can most closely relate to, "Adopted a child with AIDS".
My little slugger doesn't have AIDS. As a matter of fact, I am blessed with an extremely healthy child who was adopted 2 years ago and who is the light of my days. My TREASURE! My blessing from God.
This song is sad to me in so many ways. It brings back painful memories. But it reminds me of all the joys I've got.