Monday, October 27, 2008

Politics...

I am not good at confrontation. I will do just about anything to keep from hurting anyone else, or confronting someone about anything. However...sometimes I just CAN'T keep quiet. I am not particularly into politics. I know who I am going to vote for. I could give you all advice if you'd like! ;o) But I know politics is not why you all come to read my blog. But I am going to share something with you now that is very important to me. Babies....Babies are such a gift from God. They are such blessings...no matter what circumstances under which they are conceived. Babies are meant to be brought into families, Mommy and Daddy and Baby. Sometimes this is not the way it happens, but this is NOT the baby's fault. Why should the baby pay for a choice the mother and father made. I am pro-choice...until conception. Once the baby has been conceived, we have NO right to take that life away.
While reading other blogs tonight, I ran across this video that really spoke to me. Please take the time to watch it.



Children are a gift from God...from conception until natural death. My grandparents are both have some pretty major medical issues. My grandfather has had Parkinson's Disease for as long as I can remember. He cannot care for himself. Most meals he cannot even feed himself. Grandma is physically pretty good. She does her best to help the nursing home staff care for him...but her mind is not the same as it was years ago. She can't remember things, important things. She does still remember all of us kids and grand kids...and she knows that I am the ONLY one who doesn't live close. But what about when she can't remember? Do we have a right to ease our burden? Grandpa can't care for himself? Do we just let him be and let nature take it's course? NO! We take care of them! We provide what they need to live to their fullest potential.
If this post makes you uncomfortable...I'm sorry...sort of. I am not sorry for making you think about an issue that is very important. I am not sorry for sharing my values and my beliefs. I am not sorry for sharing what I believe to be the truth. However...if you have been touched and hurt by the tragedy of abortion, I am sorry for bringing up a painful subject that you have tried to put behind you. I am sorry for opening a wound that will take a lifetime to heal. But, if you are hurting...if you have been affected by this terrible act, know that there is forgiveness. God (and I) still love you. He will NEVER withhold His love and forgiveness from one of His children. He wants to heal you. He wants to hold you close and tell you that it will be ok. He wants to wipe your tears away and give you reason to smile, to live, to laugh, and to love.

Please, remember this issue when you go to vote. Shall we leave babies to die, or love them and care for them? You can probably guess how I will vote.

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

I found this video series that goes very much with the video you shared. It is the testimony of a survivor of abortion. I have considered posting them on my blog because they are so powerful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPF1FhCMPuQ This is for part one and this is part two:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8B1nKGIAeg

Anonymous said...

Andi - Gianna spoke at a National Lutheran Youth Gathering where about 30,000 high school kids were able to hear her story. It is a powerful message that everybody could benefit from. Thank you for being such a caring person anfd speaking up for those who do not yet have a voice. Your mom and I are very proud of you. Love, Dad

Susan said...

thanks for posting this .... i put it on my facebook page..... hugs!