On Saturday, I am honoured to be speaking at the Annual Cherish Life Conference, in Brisbane. Did you know that if we had chosen not to cherish life, Sam would not be alive today? One of the options given to us as a treatment for Sam's condition, was to terminate his life. I am so blessed that we have our little boy. Each minute we have with him is precious and wonderful. And yes, he is living life to the full. Even if it hadn't turned out this way and Sam had gone home to heaven soon after birth, we still would not have regretted our decision. I got to hold my baby. I got to look into his eyes and tell him how much I love him. As it turns out many diagnosis of babies conditions in utero are often misjudged, incomplete or just plain wrong. So when I was asked to speak I was quick to jump at the chance to tell our story.
I have since found there is much stigma involved with those who actively work to protect the lives of the unborn. These people are not pushy, placard holding, aggressive protestors, but genuinely loving people that want to give a voice to those who do not yet have a voice; the unborn babies. When I first shared with some people that I was going to tell our story at the conference the responses were guarded 'I guess, it's ok if you really want to get involved in that sort of thing.'
Oh yeah! You'd better believe it, I will not be silent when I have a chance to save another precious bub who has been given no hope. I will not be silent when there are Mums and Dad's out there hurting, having to make heart wrenching decisions about their lives and that of their baby. Neither will I be silent when the Mum's who have aborted their little bubs, grieve and hurt each day of their lives thereafter. This is not about being militant. It is about love in it's most truest sense. There is no greater lay than to lay down one's life for his friends. If it was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for me. I am wiling to take a battering for the take of saving a life.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."-Edmund Burke
I look forward to having the most wonderful time on the weekend with my marvelous husband and when we return home, we get to see this:
because we chose to cherish Sam's life.
Will you please pray that I will speak well and be courageous :) Thanks xx