I can see it like it was yesterday.
photo by Jonathan Thompson
I walk into the classroom reminiscent of the sixties in hues of gold and blue. I smile as I see my-slightly-more-chatty-than-normal-psychology-major friends sitting in our usual front-row-of-the-class seats. I slide into my seat excited, as our newly-favorite professor begins the study of the day.
Counseling Psychology I.
Finally, it is my senior year and already this material is making my Top Hits list.
Dr. Feller shares scenarios with us and we students engage in a lively, guided discussion, especially the loud mouths on the front row. And suddenly he begins to present the case that would impact my heart for life….
A couple in counseling…. …because they cannot have a baby.
Immediately solutions spouted from the mouths of students in class.
“They have so many options.”
“Maybe they could adopt.”
“They could get a surrogate.”
I raised my hand in frustration, “But what if that is not the point. What if the desire of this woman is to carry this child in HER womb? What if she just needs to grieve THAT loss?”
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