Having a baby can be rather daunting. I guess that’s what my mother thought when she tried to terminate her pregnancy with me, while I was only 6 months old in the womb. But I survived. Hardly any babies ever survive terminations. I may never know what she was thinking at the time, but as frightening as it may seem, having a child is an incredible experience. Now that I have my own daughter, Olivia, I understand this more completely.
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