CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

March 2, 2011

Can a Mother Forget Her Infant?

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

CAN A MOTHER FORGET HER INFANT?

 Within a week after meeting Mother Teresa, and giving her a manuscript of a book (about the death of the couple’s newborn son) written by his wife, Karen, Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum received a note from Mother Teresa: “every human life is a gift from God to be loved…’Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child within her womb?’ (A quote from the Old Testament Book of Isaiah, 49:15)*

 

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     Can a mother forget her infant?

     Perhaps Mother Teresa is correct. I’ve had the experience of fostering unwed mothers who released their children for adoption—for various reasons.

     Linda gave birth to her third child, a son. She released him to protect him from the harm that she felt would befall him due to her hatred of men, who had so severely abused her that she felt her child would be in real (more…)

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