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Update (and Goodbye) from McKennaugh

By McKennaugh

I’ve been a columnist for Homeschooling Teen for 2 1/2 years now, writing “Laughter, Tears, & Our Teen Years.” Looking back to the time when I started, I can hardly believe how much different my life is now; how different my dreams are; how different I am! These past few months especially have been full of changes and experiences. I graduated from high school in June. July started off with hikes in the Loyalsock Mountains of PA and then I was hopping on a Greyhound and riding for three days until it pulled into Portland, Oregon where I stepped off to meet friends that I had never before seen face-to-face. We had written letters to each other through the mail for 4 years. They are a family of 11 and we had the time of our lives together. From climbing up the base of Mount Hood to laying on the trampoline in the dark and watching the stars fall, we have memories that will last our entire lives. For 4 weeks I spent time with them, then I Amtrak-ed it back home to PA.

A month later, I went to Ohio where I was a pro-life intern for a little while. I feel that God has called me to devote myself to pro-life work, so I was very excited about this opportunity. After that, I finally got to see Levina (a.k.a. Katia) again…the little Ukrainian girl that I had advocated for. I held her and cuddled her and was amazed at how well she is now doing. She was adopted two years ago. The 15 pound 6-year-old that I previously knew was nowhere in that content face of hers. Yes, these past few months have shown so many blessings to me, so many adventures, and, also, hard times. It is hard to do an outreach for the unborn, hard to watch mothers walk into an abortion mill, hard to know that it is my calling to try and reach out to these people; to help save these children.

And now? Now I hope to start a pro-life group/organization in my own area. A quarter of my generation has been aborted. It is too late to bring those babies back, but it is not too late for future generations.

Maybe some of you have noticed that I have not been as diligent about writing for my Homeschooling Teen column as I should be. Ever since the summer started my life has been upside down! I feel that it is time for me to stop writing for Homeschooling Teen. I am very thankful to those of you who read my work and I am extra grateful to those of you who took time to comment or send me notes in the past. I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds. Perhaps you could pray that I will be able to make a difference in the lives of the pre-born.

Goodbye for now!

–McKennaugh

P.S. I am blogging about pro-life work at daretoreadit.blogspot.com

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