Monday, January 23, 2012

that's life.

This

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is a life.
A beautiful, rapidly dividing, living, bundle of cellular life.

This

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is a life.
A heart beating, toes wiggling, head bobbing life.


This

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is a life.
Arms flailing, mouth puckering, up and down bouncing life.


This

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is a life.
Thumb sucking, eyes opening, hair growing life.

This

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is a life.
A deep breathing, loud screaming, milk drinking life.
But it did not start here.

It started here.

day 5 blastocyst

Life.
It is precious, it is to be protected,
and it is not to be taken by the hands of man.


Life.

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It's what I live with, what I love, and what I will defend.

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Because it's sweet, because God loves it and because He authored it.


In honor of Sanctity of Life Sunday which was held yesterday...
Read it, really read it.

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my
mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
Psalm 139:13-16

If you love life, defend it.
Stand up for the unborn.
Be a voice for the voiceless.
Choose life.

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10 comments:

  1. Kelli, You have such a gift with words and pictures! I love this. Thank you for sharing! And, those babies are too cute!

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    1. Thanks, Katherine! Loved checking out your blog... that I never even knew existed! ;)

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  2. Kelli - Thank you so much for this post! My husband and I adopted our son 2 years ago as a newborn. His birthmother was a 16 year-old girl who had very little family support and was terrified at the prospect of facing her journey alone. She could have so easily gone to a clinic and "had her problem solved" (as she was directly told by so many people). But this young girl was so much wiser than all of the adults telling her those things. Her faith in God and understanding of life was so far beyond theirs. She knew that child in her womb was a creation of God and not a mistake. She knew that God had a plan for this child and she could not end that plan. So, she prayed. At the same time we were praying for God to guide our adoption journey. We met when she was 5 months pregnant and made the remaining four month journey with her. We were there when our little boy was born. I sat in her hospital room and we laughed and cried about our journey together so far. And we prayed that God would guide our journey for the rest of our lives. She was so brave as she told her baby that God had a plan for him and the plan included my husband and I being his mommy and daddy. She left the hospital with empty arms, but a full heart. I know this because we are both part of God's plan for my son. Like she did not cast my son aside, we have not cast her aside. We visit a few times a year, talk often, and emails of photos and updates on life. She told me once she gets asked to this day how she could give up her child. She looks people dead in the eye and says, "He wasn't mine to give. He was God's. I just listened to God's plan for him". She is my hero...humbling me because I am not sure I could have been that strong at 16. I have always been pro-life, but now it rooted forever in every inch of my heart and soul. Had that wonderful girl not been so strong my life would never have had this amazingly beautiful 2 year old boy sitting in my lap as I type this. Praise God!

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing! What a beautiful story! Adoption is wonderful! :)

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  3. Beautifully said! Thanks for your public commitment to God's plan for life.

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  4. Perfectly said! I enjoy your blog but this post speaks volumes! Thanks for the powerful reminder. I have 2 boys: one in Heaven and one here with me. I know their bodies were knitted in my womb and God has plans for both of them. Your daughters are precious and blessed to have you as their mother.

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  5. Thank you for sharing- I'm so sorry for the loss of your son. I can't even begin to imagine. Thank you for your sweet words and God bless!

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