Monday, December 29, 2008

HUGE can of worms.....

OK, so apparently my previous post about my issues with the Catholic church has really upset numerous people. I've received several emails in regards to my post....some emails supporting my views and many others explaining to me why I'm wrong. While I appreciate the fact that everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I REFUSE to accept or admit the fact that anything Terry or I did to become parents was wrong!!! I will NOT confess to any sin by seeking medical help to become a parent!!! Granted I've done many awful things in my life, and by no means am I without sin. But I in no way believe that seeking medical assistance is a sin!!!

One out of every six American couples will face difficulty getting pregnant, yet their cries go unheard. The desire for a child is all-consuming. The hurt is constant. The struggle is hard and the answers are unclear. What I do feel is clear.... is that we have a Heavenly Father who loves us and understands our pain. Throughout scripture we see many couples who begged God for a child. Some pleas were granted and some were not. We have been blessed to have our prayers answered!!!

I refuse to apologize for my opinions and beliefs. By no means am I saying that I believe that my way is the only way. It is just what I personally believe. Someday I would like to be able to discuss the journey Terry & I went through with our children. I don't want to put them into a position to think or feel that their conception was sinful.

1 comment:

Geoff said...

Janet, Terry.
The people that tell you that what you did was wrong are just ignorant. The way I see it if you two want a child, you should have one, or two :) It's not like you stole one from Target, lol. There are tons of people out there that think their way of life/thought/religion is correct and everyone else is wrong. These people need a smack in the head of reality, no one will totally agree with everyone.

I am happy for the two of you, you wanted kids and you have some cooking up. Don't let someone else try to run your life, it's yours and you should be what you like.