Awww - *beams* - thanks guys - He IS a beautiful spirit (all wrapped up in a tough-guy package).
Thinking further about this topic - because of my decision, I had to grow up and get my act together in a hurry. Not that I always succeeded but I fumbled through the best I could. I definitely got out of the downward spiral I was in. I had to. I had a little human to take care of. I think what I'm trying to say is that choosing not to have an abortion ended up saving two lives.
I also want to say that I fully understand the personal hell of a woman who is considering abortion for whatever reason and my heart goes out to you. It is the most anguishing, intensely lonely, and gut-wrenching decision you'll ever make. I made my choice and lived with the consequences. As it turns out, it was a good choice but I had no way of knowing that at the time. If you choose otherwise, I have no judgement for you. I'm not in your shoes, I haven't lived your history, and I don't know what either choice is going to mean for your life. I only wish you peace.