Did you watch the ABC special interview with Jaycee Dugard? I did. I wanted to learn just how an 11 year old girl locked up for 18 years survived and didn't come out loony tunes. This morning the women on the View were talking about it and one of them made a remark about how much she loves her daughters. Yes, yes, you can definitely tell.
Diane Sawyer asked her if she saw anything of her attacker in her children. She said no not even a little bit. What she sees in her children is a reflection of her mother and herself. She sees love.
This got me to thinking. There are so many pro-abortion people out there and those who say a women in a rape situation (in this case a child) should have the right to end their pregnancy. But here sits this courageous lady who testifies to how important the love of children really is. Rather than making the rape and pregnancy something to be ashamed of she felt that her children were blessings. They were small pieces of her mother that helped her hold on during the darkest days. They were also the reason why that monster stopped sexually assaulting her. In other words, what one pro-abortion advocate (or only in extreme cases advocate) may not realize is that taking away those children from Jaycee very well could have made her loony tunes. Instead she said she no longer felt lonely and in a way was given a purpose, to protect them.
You can see just how much she loves them. Her whole face lights up when she speaks about them because she is so proud of them. She fiercely keeps them out of the spotlight to protect them. She talks about how she raised them and home schooled them on a 5th grade education. She said they had reading, writing, math, history, and social studies. She even knows the date of their birth so well.
And Jaycee Dugard should be applauded for her great courage. Her children should be treated with respect, dignity, and love. Her children are nothing short of miracles. Jaycee proves that keeping a child in rape cases has more redeeming value than aborting them.
Thank you, Jaycee, for sharing your story. And thank you for showing how important loving a child even during the worst of circumstances is so powerful. I send you my blessings and prayers that your life will continue to blossom and grow. I hope that you, your family, and the rest of the world can see how special you are beyond the tragedy that happened to you.