I realized just this morning I missed the Friday Quick takes. The weeks are flying by! My pregnancy ticker on the sidebar flipped to 8 months this past week. Wow. I really can not believe that. But it is true.
We spent the weekend Getting Stuff Done. A boring but very necessary list of tasks. And now they are done.
I spoke with my son this weekend. He sounds very good, and I am so happy to hear the steady comfort level he has about being away at his school. It has been a difficult transition, but I see lots and lots of growth and maturity in the entire family because of it. The decision to send him to a school, good as it is, that was so far away was THE most difficult thing I have yet to do as a parent, and it was the fruit of much prayer. To see positive outcomes at this stage is so very encouraging! I just pray for NO MORE injuries, please. Please.
He will be going to the March For Life in D.C. Thursday. My son was the force behind our family becoming more involved in Pro-Life activism. Prior his interest and example, I had been hesitant to go out and peaceably protest, to offer prayer witness and to speak out. My son has gone out to protests, had eggs thrown at him, been yelled at, flipped off, and also been present when women decided against abortion because of his witness. Bottom line, for him, to go the March for Life is a dream come true, and I just can not wait to hear from him next weekend to get all the details.
I have decided we will not be watching the inauguration, but will tune in to EWTN for the March. I didn't watch other inaugurations, and see no reason to do so this time. I find it to be historic for all the wrong reasons, and can not for the life of me understand the adulation and hype. Our new president is a man, a politician, from Chicago, no less. He isn't any kind of saviour, nor is ANY politician or man. I will most definitely pray for him, because just like any other man, God's grace in imperative for our president to be able to bear up under the huge responsibility he is getting on Tuesday.
Enough of that. I will be watching the March for Life and watching for my son's school, and for my friends from our town that are going. To find out about the march, I'll have to look for alternative news sources, because the Main Stream Media offers no coverage of this event, an event that draws literally hundreds of thousands of people out on a cold winter day.
So I ask for prayers for my son and his classmates, that they will be safe, that they will be good witnesses for life. I pray that abortion, the greatest of all civil rights violations, will be seen for the evil it is, and once corrected, we will celebrate in this country with the same zeal as the election of an African American is being celebrated on Tuesday.