I Let Her Kill My Child - The Regret I Live with Post-Abortion
Regret is a strange emotion because there is typically nothing you can do about whatever you’re regretful about. You can for example apologize to the person you hurt but that imprint of pain will always linger like a minor bruise while the receiver of the apology has to ignore the bruising from the past to accept the healing of the present.
But what happens if the person you hurt is not alive for you to apologize to? Even more so, what happens if this person is not alive due to your inability to defend them? To the point, what happens if this person was never born because you didn’t advocate for them?
I believe that living in regret is most of the time a wasteful state of mind because it keeps you chained to a past event that you’ll never be able to reverse and the only way forward is to put on mental blinders to achieve future personal progress.
But I have trouble practicing what I preach for one particular event: the abortion of my child. It is a regret that I will likely never get over and no matter how many times I ask God for forgiveness, I’ll probably never forgive myself.
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