Life. What a beautiful choice.

Andie DeKroon and Jenna Sykes

Andie DeKroon and Jenna Sykes

I love this story about a mom (Andie DeKroon) who gave her daughter up for adoption.  She was unmarried and 22 years old at the time.  Later, God blessed her with 10 more children.

In 2008, University of Georgia student Jenna Sykes decided that she wanted to get in touch with her birth mom.  Andie agreed, so they started writing letters.  Now, Jenna is about the same age as Andie was back then.  And they are competing together in the upcoming season of The Amazing Race on CBS!

Think of it.  Andie could have said “that baby will ruin my life.”  She did’t.  She had faith in the future.  She loved God’s creation more than her own convenience.  And now God continues to bless her with riches beyond measure.

These same kind of stories are being written today, when you support CBR.  You are literally writing happy stories on the hearts of others.  These stories won’t all be on TV, but I’m convinced they will be told in eternity before the Throne of God.  (That’s probably better than TV.)  Thank you for writing happy stories.


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2 Responses to “Life. What a beautiful choice.”

  1. September 24th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    edward purdom says:

    may god bless you and you’r family. i love to hear these stoies thank you.

  2. October 2nd, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Fr. Paul says:

    Hi Fletcher, thanks for the article. I’m using your theme “Faith in the Future” in my homily this weekend on Respect Life Sunday.

    Here’s a link to my blog:

    Andrea is my sister. 🙂

    Fr. Paul Williams, pastor, St. Joseph’s, Dalton, GA

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