Monday, May 28th is Memorial Day in the USA. It’s a time to remember and celebrate the fallen and living veterans who courageously fought, died and live to ensure our country’s freedom. Their sacrifice means we civilians have the opportunity to live our lives to the fullest, and are able to enjoy the freedoms that our Constitution provides. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the freedom of speech and the right to worship as we wish are just a few of the liberties we have because of our veterans. I want to thank and salute you. I send up my prayers for you and your families.
I have numerous readers from other countries, and I want to thank you. I mentioned Memorial Day not only for those of you in the states reading this blog, but to let the people from other countries know what we celebrate this weekend. My readers from China, do not have many of the liberties we take for granted. I think of the Chinese people often and pray for them. The Chinese government restricts families to one child. The horrific result of this law is the untold millions of babies, mostly girls, who have been aborted over the past decades. My heart cries out before the Lord God to end the senseless slaughter of Chinese children because of a government’s hold on citizens who do not have the life and liberty that we do in the USA. Never mind that when man steps in to control the birth of human life, we mess it up and mess ourselves up beyond all possible imagining. The Chinese are now dealing with a population completely out of God’s balance with more males than females. This is a problem that will not be easily fixed without further interference from man.
Women who give up their children for adoption are some of the most courageous women on the earth. The decision to give their babies life and the chance at a better life and education that the birth mother is not able to give them, at this point in her life’s journey, is an act of great courage and sacrifice for the benefit of her child and the adoptive family. I thank you and my heart salutes you. I cannot imagine the agony of that choice, and the years of wondering how they are; are they happy, loved, cared for, what do they look like, all while trying to make a new life for yourself. The God of all creation knows your sacrifice and has a special blessing for protecting the child He formed in your womb and the great love you showed your child by your “choice.”
I have two children because of two women’s great love and monumental sacrifice. If I could hold each of you in my arms and bless you, I would. So, instead, I say thank you to all of you from those of us who love your babies and raise them as our own. We gave birth in the agony of our waiting hearts, counting on your courage, and we cannot say “thank you,” enough.
To me, you are as courageous as a veteran facing death under fire, and the protection you gave “our” child was the selflessness of a true mother.
I pray for all of you who have made, or are making, this choice for life as every mother everywhere in the world makes the choice for her children.
God knows who you are.