Monday, January 22, 2007

"It is a poverty to decide that a child must die, so that you may live as you wish" - Mother Theresa



I was reminded about an anniversary that falls today after reading another blog....... not an anniversary worth celebrating, but one that makes me mourn. It's an anniversary involving over one million babies being ripped out of the safe haven of their mother's womb because they are an inconvenience....... It's the 34th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.

I mourn the loss of the millions of little souls who never got a chance to leave their footprints in this world...... all the scientists, doctors, teachers, mommies, thinkers, artists, poets, PEOPLE...........

And I salute all you mothers out there who recognize the sacredness and honor of motherhood.... and are able to differentiate between unplanned and unwanted. AND all the mothers who have made the loving choice of adoption. AND all the mothers that celebrate the life of their children and find joy and blessing in them.

And I thank my mother for choosing life....... for not silencing my voice before I could ever use it....

I pause today to remember and pray for a world where every child is anticipated and welcome....... a culture of life......



( Websites that promote life and offer resources for pregnant women and women recovering from abortions: Feminists for Life , Operation Outcry, Culture Jam for Life , Silent No More Awareness)

8 comments:

Anna said...

Beautifully written. Thanks for shining a light into some dark places. It is never easy but it is needed.

I am so glad that I chose life with my first pregnancy. It was indeed unplanned. I was 20, unmarried and not out of college yet. My daughter is by far the best thing that has ever happened to me. Because of her...I found my faith that I had lost and then I met my prince who was also a believer.

I thought she was getting the gift of life from me when I had her...I couldnt have been more wrong.

It was me who gained life. A life in Christ.

Thanks for the reminder.

bluemountainmama said...

Thanks for sharing, Anna.....and kudos to you. My son was also unplanned....i was married, but in my junior year of college.... my degree could wait!

Andrea said...

Wow. I am touched by your comments, Blue mountain and Anna, on my blog and here. I was hesitant about posting about the anniversary on my blog, because like I said, my blog was not intended to be a place of discussion of social issues. But...it's important on *this* issue, I believe.
Thank you for encouraging my voice in this matter, and what beautiful stories of "pro-lifeness" you both have.

Blue mountain, I am linking this post to my post.

Jenny said...

Awful day! I hurt for those who never made it here and for those who allowed their own to die. How horrid they must feel.

Kendra said...

Let us not cease to pray and protest until we have achieved this culture of life! Thank you for your words. This issue is so close to my heart.

Anna - I've got the same story, one year younger.

Elise said...

This was beautiful! Thank you for the reminder - I, too, will pause to pray today.

bluemountainmama said...

jenny- ther is a lot of pain and guilt for those who have chosen abortion, both physical and emotional.....i think we need to have compassion for them and pray for healing in their lives. it's the side of abortion that planned parenthood, NOW, and other organizations don't talk about much. but i know people who have experienced it....and deeply regret it.

L.L. Barkat said...

What a photo...

it is good to think about what a culture of life means, on this issue (shall we treat new life so lightly?), as well as on others (shall we treat life already lived so lightly?).