Anita KeagyVision Video
, DVD, 40 min., $14.99
At 17, unmarried and a pastor's daughter to boot, Anita Keagy
received the devastating pronouncement: "Young lady, you're pregnant." After praying through the lifelong consequences of each of her options, she decided to put her baby up for adoption. At the time, this meant a closed adoption: giving birth with eyes closed, never holding the baby and leaving the hospital empty-handed with no way of knowing what would become of the daughter she had come to love. Years passed. Keagy married and had more children. While she could not contact her unknown daughter directly, she was allowed to start a file her daughter could access at age 18. She lived years in acute anticipation of her daughter opening this file that communicated her love and desire for relationship. One day, it hit her that God feels the same yearning for His children to read the words that communicate His love and desire for relationship. As she tells her moving story to a riveted, multi-generational audience in a fire-lit retreat setting, Keagy's maternal warmth and emotional authenticity make her message all the more credible and compelling.