i’ve been going to the march for life each year since i was 12 and every time is even better than the one before it. it’s such an awesome thing to see so many different people united in a great cause. up with babies!
That would be "up with embroyos"?
So many of the people who talk this talk cease to have any interest or concern in the life of a baby once it is a baby, which is to say, is born.
I am what you could surely call “up with babies”, and my daily life shows this. I care about each and every baby having enough food, clean diapers, economic security, and being born into a family that wants and loves and cares for him and her. I am childless (not by choice) and have acted as an adopted aunt many times over the years, as well as done much volunteer work with and for disadvantaged children.
Please tell me: have you ever taken care of a child? Have you ever had sex without a condom and not followed up to make sure the girl wasn’t pregnant? Were you wanted and loved? Are you loved and wanted now, by someone, as yourself? How many children are in your life? How many babies? How many young people feel free to call you on the phone when they need help, or because they just want to talk?
If you want to help babies instead of the idea of babies, become a Big Brother. Volunteer at a hospital. Be an adopted uncle to a friend’s child.
Being “up with babies” is about a thousand times more meaningful, more time-consuming, and more difficult, than going on a protest march where, for a brief period of time, you feel righteous and accepted and part of a large group of people.
Doing this (loving a child, a particular child, not an abstract idea of a child) will turn your life around.
It will even take you, spiritually, from Rags to riches.
i’d be cheering you on right now if it weren’t for the fact that you are completely wrong about me. i like what you had to say, but unfortunately you assumed that i was a preacher and not also a practicer. YES i have taken care of a child. my older sister had twin girls just 3 years ago, and i have helped her, a single mother, care for them from the day they were born. in my 17 years i’ve changed more diapers and played more games of “house” than most people have by their 30’s.
i am also extremely active in a suicide prevention group that helps give teenagers in distress somewhere to turn. and yes, at only 17, i have been a friend to many people who simply need someone to listen to them.
the march for life just helps me feel like i’m not alone in my causes to help people and stand up for justice.
p.s. don’t let kurt fool you, i’m a girl!
Hooray for you!
I am TRULY glad I am wrong about you (right down to your gender)!
Yes, I did make assumptions, and I apologize.
The world would be a much better place if all those who talk the pro-life talk truly walked the walk as you do. THANK YOU, R.
well good, i appreciate your sincerity as well. and i’d like to thank you for renewing my interest in 43things. i hadn’t been on in quite a while before your comment. now you’ve inspired me to keep up with it. compliments on your picture, btw. very cool.
you are most welcome
keep growing in thoughts and actions, and glad you like the picture.