April doesn't have a relationship with her father (or, as she calls him, her "sperm donor"). Somehow he finds out about her decision, and he is enraged. What if you are Brandy and you find out about this difficult choice through your estranged ex-husband who has a hair-trigger temper? Can you hide your shock from him? Can you hide it in your face? Can you find the words to say that will both protect your
daughter and not reveal the complex emotions you're feeling? Can you act like you already knew? Or do you deny it and tell him it didn't happen?
Brandy's love and devotion to April is steadfast and can't be killed. Her love for her daughter is truly unconditional. This is one of several situations she will be in that require a great deal of soul searching. Our values come out in these situations.
There are times in our lives when we are overwhelmed with emotion, and we have to make ourselves step back before making a decision. Emotion-based decisions aren't always the right decisions. If we always acted on our emotions, then we would make decisions we later regret. That is not to say that emotion should not be part of the decision-making process, but it should be just that - a part of the decision-making process.
Brandy will have to take a serious look at her values. She will have to do this quickly and without warning. She will have to quickly evaluate her choices and try to make the decision that reflects her true values.