After Philip's birthday celebration last July, I began to think about the events leading up to his life and birth in 2000. God impressed on my heart, that I had not shared my story of hope with the pro-life group, Choices (formerly known as AAA women's services). I made an appointment to talk and share my story with one of the advocates at Choices. At the time, I had wanted to volunteer my services, however, due to my loss of a job, I knew that I would not be able to hold those particular demands, yet.
I enjoyed meeting with Molly and touring the facility. There are many avenues were a church or group of people may be involved and I left it at that until I could find and get settled in a new job. During the Sanctity of Life week in January, I received more information from Stephanie at Choices. She had happened to visit the LWR site and read Philip's testimony. She shared it with her co workers at the other Choices office and asked to speak to me in person.
I have never been to the National Memorial for the Unborn, but yesterday she gave me a tour of the facility and the attached memorial. Moms and Dads have plaques fitted on the wall. You can read some of their stories, and definitely sense the grief and sorrow in their hearts. "I'll hold you in heaven"; "I'm so sorry"; "I wish I could go back." The teddy bears and notes scattered across the memorial grieved me. This is a national memorial, and there are plaques from parents all over the world. Though their hearts are broken, yet they have been told of the hope and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. Stephanie gave me a book called "Empty Arms" by Wendy Williams and Ann Caldwell. I have not finished it yet, but I will keep you posted on the stories from the wall.
Pray for our children. Pray for the work of those who actively work to protect the lives of our innocent children.
Because every child matters!