I wrote this last year, when I was applying for a job. I feel it is a good time to post it again. It was written from a pro-life perspective. But don’t let that scare you off. These school shootings, terrorist attacks, horrendous tragedies have me thinking constantly about how precious life is. It’s about life in all stages. How we adore it & how we all deserve a chance to live it.

I adore life. I adore people of all ages. Babies have my heart, with their chunky rolls & sweet hair. Toddlers keep me on my toes with their constant questions & wonder. Tweens, with their awkward ways remind me of myself. Teens & young adults enlighten me and give me hope for the future. Young moms & dads with their can do, my way or the highway philosophies tickle me. Wise words from older moms & dads teach me. Grandparents with their loving, spoiling natures entertain me.

All the various stages of life are beautiful in a messy, vibrant way.

Life for me is sacred. It begins at conception. I believe the promise that we are known, even before we are knitted together in our mother’s womb. Life to me is fragile, yet amazingly strong.

My womb has known 5 babies. I have met 3 of them & gratefully embrace my role as their mother. I look forward to the day when I can meet the two that I lost through miscarriage. They were loved, prayed for, desperately wanted. But they were not meant for this world. I don’t understand why, but I know God’s ways are not my ways. His thoughts are not my thoughts. I take comfort in that.

I understand the shock & fear of an unplanned pregnancy. I was one month shy of my 40th birthday when I found out I was pregnant. A few weeks later I found out I was carrying twins. Nothing surprises the Lord. It sure did surprise me! Those sweet surprises have Faith & Grace as their middle names. I knew that’s what it was going to take to survive that pregnancy. I still know that Faith and Grace are what it takes to survive & thrive in this crazy world.

Life is beautiful, messy, scary, wonderful, & it deserves to be protected.





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