Our new vlog it up and running! I decided to stop at Dunkin' Donuts for a good ole' pumpkin spice latte and while it was absolutely delicious...I failed miserably!
Haha you'll just have to watch to see what happened! (I'll try to do better next time...)
Also, in this vlog I mention a cause that is very near and dear to my heart. You may think, "Ughhh Hannah's being political again." Nope. Actually I'm not! The pro-life cause is not a political issue - it's a life issue. This is literally a matter of life and death, not just for babies but for their moms too. I don't talk about politics on my blog because this isn't a political blog, but like I said, this isn't a political issue. I will always talk about every baby and every person's right to life. Always. Even if it means my blog doesn't get the most hits! Why? Because it's important and again - it's a matter of life and death. It needs to be talked about!
We went to Cincinnati Right to Life's Evening for Life banquet last week and the guest speaker, blogger Matt Walsh, made some absolutely excellent points about mothers experiencing crisis pregnancies. He mentioned these key things:
1. Often times, the pro-choice movement tells women that they are "empowered by choice" yet, when I volunteered at my local crisis pregnancy center a few years ago all I heard from women was, "I feel like I have no choice but abortion." Where is the empowerment there? These women don't feel powerful. They feel scared and lost and helpless. That's where we all need to come in. Pregnancy centers provide clothing, formula, toys, pregnancy tests, baby blankets, diapers, pumps, cribs, high chairs, counseling, parenting and breastfeeding classes, and soooo much more for FREE by volunteers who truly love and care about women and their babies. (And the dads/families too!) That sounds more empowering to me than, "You can't do this. Your "choice" is clear. Abortion."
2. Women experiencing crisis pregnancies need kindness and compassion. While yes, there are those "pro-lifers" who taunt and yell at women entering abortion clinics, they are not truly pro-life. That woman walking in is also alive and she is also precious. Most of the time the people you see praying at abortion clinics are loving, caring people who can provide resources to truly empower these women and encourage them that they can do this. They can be a mother. Or they can give their child his or her best chance through adoption. I know that one day we hope to adopt a child and I hope many of you consider doing the same.
These are only two of the many many excellent points Mr. Walsh made in his speech. I encourage you to donate to your local pregnancy center. Your donation will provide a crying mother with the diapers and formula she needs to quiet that voice in her head that says, "I'm not ready for this..." or "How can I afford a baby?" Or, your donation might go to a woman who is walking down the clothing section at the store and thinks, "I can't afford these onesies... I can't even afford the gas to get to Goodwill to pay less for some." Your donation will give her bags of free clothes and blankets to bundle up her baby this winter.
Anyway, you can also donate to Care-Net pregnancy centers through their website HERE! They have a 24 hour hotline to call for scared mothers and they have pregnancy centers scattered throughout the United States.
Every donation counts :)
I hope you have an amazing day and don't forget to be encouraging!
My name is Hannah and I'm a lucky wife to Tom, and mama bear to two sweet girls - Charlotte & Rosalie. Coffee, lipstick, sunshine, and dresses are some of my favorite things! I love to blog about God, motherhood, "wifeyhood", food, health and much more.
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