The Exodus Strategy

Well, what are you going to do, Mrs. Williams? From what you’ve said, you can’t even take care of the ones you have now.”

Janelle held her one-year-old, Aaron in her arms, and two-year-old Miriam, sat on the chair next to her, pulling a sandal off and on.

“It’s not right and I can’t do it. I won’t do it,” Janelle said.

“I don’t know what to tell you, Mrs. Williams. We can help you with it. You’re barely into your second trimester and it would be an easy procedure. You’d hardly feel a thing.”

Janelle sniffed and spun around, catching the younger woman’s eyes. “Oh, I would feel it alright; for the rest of my life I would feel it.”

The young woman shook her head disgustedly and turned away.

Janelle defied societal pressure and followed her heart that day. She had no idea about the impact her son would have on the world one day.