Abortion - The Most Painful Decision of My Life Essay
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Abortion - The Most Painful Decision of My Life
I gazed out the thick pane of glass to my left, allowing the fields to go by practically unnoticed. Like I seemed to do so often these days, I reflected back on my life—where I had been and where I was headed.
“Ma’am? Would you care for a beverage?” “Huh? Oh, just water please. Thank you,” I responded. I had become so wrapped up in my own mind that I was unaware of my surroundings. The waitress’s question brought me back to reality, and I grabbed a magazine out of the rack on the back of the seat in front of me. I took a few sips of water as I thumbed through a Family Circle I had just picked up. The speed of the train and the constant hum of the wheels on the…show more content…
I wiped my face with a napkin the stewardess had given me and I gazed out the window again.
I thought back to my wedding day and to the day I met Jeffrey. I first spotted Jeffrey in an economics class during my first year at UC Davis. We sat next to each other at the beginning of the spring quarter and we began to talk. I learned that we were the same age and that we were both economics majors. We became good friends as we helped each other with homework and exams. We signed up for the same economics class for the next quarter, and we kept in touch over the summer. We then became very close friends—in fact, became best friends.
We started dating shortly after the school year began, and our love for each other steadily grew. By the end of our second year at UCD, we decided to marry as soon as we completed our educations. We both finished our undergraduate work in four years; Jeffrey went on to get his masters in business administration at the Graduate School of Management at UCD, while I landed a well-paying job as an operator for MCI. After Jeffrey completed his graduate studies, he went to work for Merrill Lynch as a financial analyst. Before he started working, though, we got married.
June 22, 1987, was the happiest day of my life. We had a beautiful wedding at St. Mary’s College, a small Catholic school in Moraga, California. I remember being the center of attention that
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