Monday, October 13, 2008
It's time to stop being part of the generation of women who are more concerned about their own inconvenience to pregnancy or who cannot say "no" in situations where they could become pregnant. It's time to recognize that babies in the womb are living human beings... we have the medical evidence. It's time to stop worrying about what others think of us when we say that life is the most important issue, and without life there is no need of any other. It's time to value our children and our neighbor's children. To see families as the single most important thing to sustaining our society. Forget making tons of money. Forget having the coolest car or the best clothes. Forget advancing our lifestyles so much that we have too much free time on our hands. We forgot to value life in all of this. We love virtual games and virtual lives more than our real interactions with our own family. As women, let's make the right "choice" and choose to be leaders in the groups of people where we live and interact... to support those who are pregnant, to teach our daughters and our sons that life is to be valued and respected and not about stopping it if it's "inconvenient" to our lifestyles. No one who has had a child can deny that they require your world to change as bringing them up and teaching them to be adults is the most important job you will ever have. But it also makes you a much better person in the process and takes away the self-centeredness that we are born with. If you haven't had a child, then give some time to those who are missing a parent or to parents who need a break. You will love it! Large families are the best way for children to value others and to learn cooperation. Why is it strange to have more than two children? Siblings are the greatest blessing in the world! It's time to change because we are heading in a downward spiral to being a society which cannot decide what is really important... we buy mortgages for houses that are too big and expensive, we don't have time to cook anymore or even grow our own food, we don't read enough, we don't get outside enough, we don't interact enough. Enough! Let's be smart women. Let's value the life each person is given.