Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Dear Mom

I just happened to find Patrick Madrid`s blog when I was browsing the New Advent site. He has some really good stuff there. I have several of his books on apologetics. Go check out his blog. Here is one of his recent posts:

January 22, 2023

Dear Mom:

Can you believe it is already the year 2023? I'm still writing '22 on everything! It seems like only yesterday that I was sitting in the first grade and celebrating the change to a new century.

I know we really haven't chatted since Christmas, Mom, and I'm sorry. Anyway, I have some difficult news to share with you and, to be honest, I really didn't want to call or talk about this face to face.

But before I get to that, let me report that Ted just got a big promotion, and I should be up for a hefty raise this year if I keep putting in all those crazy hours. You know how I work at it. (Yes, we're still struggling to pay the bills.)

Little Timmy's been okay at kindergarten, although he complains about going. But then, he wasn't happy about the day-care center either. So what can we do?

He's been a real problem, Mom. He's a good kid, but quite honestly, he's an unfair burden on us at this time in our lives.

Ted and I have talked this through, and we have finally made a choice. Plenty of other families have made the same choice and are really better off today.

Our pastor is supportive of our choice. He pointed out the family is a system, and the demands of one member shouldn't be allowed to ruin the whole. The pastor told us to be prayerful and to consider all the factors as to what is right to make our family work. He says that even though he probably wouldn't do it himself, the choice really is ours. He was kind enough to refer us to a children's clinic near here, so at least that part is easy.

Don't get me wrong, Mom. I'm not an uncaring mother. I do feel sorry for the little guy. I think he heard Ted and me talking about this the other night. I turned and saw him standing at the bottom of the stairs in his PJ's with his little teddy bear that you gave him under his arm, and his eyes were sort of welled up with tears.

Mom, the way he looked at me just about broke my heart, but I honestly believe this is better for Timmy, too. It's just not fair to force him to live in a family that can't give him the time and attention he deserves.

And please, Mom, don't give me the kind of grief that grandma gave you over your abortions. It's the same thing, you know. There's really no difference.

We've told Timmy he's just going in for a "vaccination." Anyway, they say the termination procedure is painless. I guess it's just as well that you haven't seen that much of little Timmy lately.

Please give my love to Dad.

Your daughter.
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Smiley said...

Awesome. I see this happening first with the autistic kids and the ones with downs syndrome. If we cant get them via prenatal screening they will be removed this way. What a terrible world we live in.

Shirley said...

I just signed the petition against euthanasia at our church.
I'm glad I'm getting old and hope that I don't live long enough to see all the horrors that are going to be forced on the uncaring, lazy public.

Anita Moore said...

This is going to give me nightmares. At the rate we're going, it's just around the corner.

(And it's not as if there's no historical precedent...)

Anonymous said...

I should have seen the ending to this but was headed in a different direction. Hoever, this ending has a bigger impact. This is a good one for mailing to everyone on our list.

I agree with Shirley's thinking... I'm glad I'm on my way out and not coming into the world. The way things are going I might make it out sooner than I think. Anybody remember the movie Logan's Run?

Thanks for posting this.