One day I hope to be able to attend the March for Life in Washington, DC. What an amazing event to literally take a stand for the life of the voiceless, vulnerable children.
In celebration of the National Sanctity of Human Life day, I attended a ceremony at the National Memorial for the Unborn on Vance Road in Chattanooga, Tennessee. There is a beautiful memorial garden and fountain in remembrance of the babies who were miscarried. Inside the Memorial is a wall with plaques labeled with a message from a parent or grandparent in honor of their aborted baby. Many of the plaques read "I'm so sorry." Names and birthdates of the babies may be engraved as well. Below the memorial wall is a bench laden with gifts, notes, baby shoes, teddy bears, cards. To read them will break your heart. Fathers and mothers had written, "I did not know, I'm so sorry;" and "I will hold you one day."
I stood there with my cousin Christy, and my son Philip with a beautiful white rose. We went to the memorial wall and to the memorial garden in honor of all children who did not make it to life, whether the cause was abortion or miscarriage.
We had the privilege to hear the personal testimony of Mrs Julie Ziglar Norman, daughter of the late Zig Ziglar. The message was beautiful, the redemption at the cross, and the freedom from all guilt and condemnation. God mades all things beautiful, in His time.
I pray that you, too, join with the movement and cause to celebrate the value and sanctity of Human Life. Together, we can make a difference, every day.
Because every child matters!