The Cream of the Crop!©
Written by Danny Bunn,B.A. (Born-Again believer in the Lord
Another day and while Joe is at work, Cindy goes to the
doctor to find out why she is having problems. She gets there
about noon for her appointment. Phil, their doctor for years is
glad to see Cindy again. Cindy explains that she isn't feeling
well in the mornings. She tells Phil that she feels nauseauted a
lot more than normal. Phil runs a few tests and she seems to pass
them fine. He asks her some questions and then he does a urine
test. The results come back and they say that she is pregnant.
Phil tells Cindy. She can't believe it. Not at this time in her
life, she can't have a baby. She has plans to travel with Joe,
maybe even try out for modeling. She knows that having a baby
might mess up her figure. She looks at Phil, disgusted that he
would tell her such bad news. Her mind is going, "Why God, why?"
Phil then tells her that Planned Parenthood is right down the
street and they could help her without anyone knowing including
her husband. She thanks Phil and goes out the door.
As she is walking back to her car, she sees the Planned Parenthood sign
down at the corner. Her thoughts go back to when she was in high
school and how she was told that in the early stages it isn't a
baby yet, it is a zigote, an embryo, a fetus, etc. So maybe if
she takes care of the problem in the earliest stages then it
would be all right to terminate her pregnancy. She decides to go
to Planned Parenthood and ask a few questions. She gets to the
door, says a short prayer and goes inside. They greet her at the
desk, very pleasant, very friendly. She explains that she is
pregnant and wants to know about development and when it becomes
a baby. They ask Cindy a few pertinent questions so they can feel
where she is at with the pregnancy. She goes into how she is
thinking about becoming a model, that she and her husband are
planning on traveling. The girl talking with Cindy agrees that
this 'potential' child would be a burden in her life right now.
She tells her that it isn't anything but a mass of cells at the
moment, it isn't a human yet. Cindy listens as the girl tells her
that it starts out as a single cell and she compares it to full
grown humans which are comprised of millions upon millions of
cells to make us what we are. Cindy seems to follow her logic and
it sounds very logical, very good. She thanks her and schedules a
time for an abortion. The receptionist tells her to come back
tomorrow to have the laminaria put in so that they can open the
uterus to scrape out the products of conception. Cindy tells them
that she will be back in the morning. She thanks them for their
help, consulation, and encouragement. She goes out to the car,
feeling like the Lord is putting this together for her since he
knows that she isn't ready for a baby.
She gets into her car and drives to the grocery store to get a few
items for supper tonight. She buys Joe some of his favorite foods.
She is going to celebrate their future plans for traveling around the
world. She has been dreaming of this for years and ever since she was a
teenager she has been saving money for such a time in the future.
Joe has been helping her with the goal, her dream, her desire
since he met her a little over three years ago. They have about
$7,000 saved up. She is getting so close to experiencing what she
has been wanting to do for a long time that she can smell the
Caribean Sea, taste the bananas in Africa, the coconuts in Guam,
sense the thrill of riding the snowmobiles in Alaska. There are
so many things that they are going to do together.
Joe gets home around 5:30. He kisses Cindy and tells her of
his day at work. He was a little upset with one of his fellow
workers. They got into an argument regarding the rights of
animals. Jerry has been an animal rights activist for quite a
while. He was telling Joe that he shouldn't eat meat since he was
a Christian now and he believed that God was the Creator of all
things then surely he would know that God created the fruit and
vegetables for mankind to eat not animals. Joe didn't know enough
of the word to argue sufficiently as to the reason that he ate
meat so he ended up hollering at Jerry, telling him that animals
and people were different. Jerry says, "How are they different
Joe?" Joe is at a loss for words. He turns around and heads back
to his work place as those who are looking on are either laughing
or puzzled as to what has happened. Cindy looks at Joe with her
big brown and at this moment, sad eyes. "Joe, that is a thought.
If God made the animals then why do we eat them?" Joe looks back
at Cindy and says, "I am not sure Cindy but I will find out."
They go to the supper table but for some reason the big steak
meal wasn't as good as it normally is to either one of them.
Cindy tries to liven up the atmosphere by telling Joe that she
wanted to celebrate since they are getting super close to their
trip around the world. Joe looks up from his steak that he has
been eyeing for the past two minutes. He says to Cindy, "Right,
next week I get my vacation pay which will add another $700 to
our sum total." Cindy says, "Alright!"
They finish off their meal and go into the living room to read some
of the word regarding life. They don't get very far in Genesis when
they see that God gave the herbs, and it talked about a garden and
even after the fall they saw that they would work by the sweat of their
brow to make the land bring forth food for their consumption. The land,
the ground! Joe was getting more confused. He and Cindy go to bed
early. As they were walking to the bedroom, Joe says, 'Where is
Clyde when you need him?" Cindy turns to Joe, "Clyde knows a lot
of the Bible Joe but we can learn, study, meditate and God will
teach us too!" Joe says, "Yea, Cindy he will."