This week was a quiet one. We gave out one pamphlet in the morning, but it doesn’t seem to have changed her mind. However, last weekend, when I was home for Thanksgiving, we apparently had a drive off. One young woman sat in her car for a long time before coming over to talk to the counselors. She reportedly had a joyful smile on her face as she told them that she was going to keep her baby. I was told that it was the look any parent gets when he or she realizes that yes, this IS their child!
I am grateful that such things come in balance. Days when we speak to no one always leave me heartbroken. But whenever we successfully save a life it gives me hope and reminds me that just being there matters more than anything else.
How did you first begin sidewalk counseling?
Well, I go with Bama Students for Life (the pro-life group at the University of Alabama). They've been sidewalk counseling ever since they were founded. I started when I joined the club last year.