Families here love to organize meals for those of us that have recently welcomed a new life. When Lil' Wingnut was born, we had meals brought to us for two straight weeks. It was fantastic! In the last four years, since his birth, we've discovered our family has some food allergies and issues, so when Lil' Lamb was born, we opted out of the meal program. Funny, our friends would have none of it. Even when I expressed our older children were providing meals for the first week of post-partum recovery, our friends still wanted to bring us food. Even after listing all the foods and ingredients we could not have (no dairy, no preservatives, no dyes, no artificial flavorings), they still wanted to provide meals. This is what it means to be pro-life in our community. We have been so blessed.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
We have been blessed by living in this community in more ways than we can count. We have never lived any where in our military career that can compare to the love, support, and hospitality we have experienced here, especially when it comes to welcoming a new little life. Our parish has been the most pro-life parish we've ever gone to, and in the ten years we've been stationed here, this parish has experienced a constant baby boom. At this moment I can list at least six families that are either pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months. The most surprising aspect of this trend is that it has happened so very quietly. While children are most welcome in our parish, it is not something that has been preached about very frequently. The babies just keep coming. It's been a beautiful thing to witness.