That’s right, I’m angry.
So, this young lady in our ward got pregnant. She was in YW when I was also in YW and our presidency made every effort to prevent, what was apparently the inevitable. Did I mention she’s 15?
So, she’s pregnant. She came to church a few Sundays ago trying to hide it with every ounch of coat possible… but it’s obvious and finally she is saying she’s pregnant.
I had thought long and hard about it and decided that we should do something to show her that even though she has made some VERY bad decisions (including being unwilling to give the baby up for adoption) we still love her and are willing to support her. So, my friend and I decided it might be a good idea to give her a shower, basically 2 fold in purpose. 1. To understand that the church is still willing to support her and befriend her. 2. Also, she is living at the boyfriend’s house and neither has much funds and regardless of their poor status they’re going to need stuff (baby tylenol, blankets, a bath etc) for the baby… and we were willing to provide some of the stuff we no longer needed for her.
Now, I find-out that people in the ward are talking bad about the shower. Nary a word to myself. They think that it’s wrong to highlight the fact that she got pregnant and is NOW GETTING PRESENTS for it. Thankfully, the older young women in our ward, I believe, understand that we need to support her because raising a child at 15 is not going to be easy.
Well, turns-out the shower may not even happen because the won’t call me back. Which, is her own problem but I feel good about extending the hand of friendship and letting her know I’m there for her… which I want to be.
I just have to wonder what Jesus would do ladies…. I do believe he would provide a small and useful gift and perhaps even a carseat so he could take her and the baby to church. What does everyone else think Jesus would do? Am I wrong here?
Something Else That Might Interest You: