I am writing from Los Angeles today. I love it here. I love California. It is so beautiful. I was so honored to be a speaker at an event called Unidos por la Vida. It was held today at the LA Convention Center. It was so amazing. I am continually reminded how blessed I am to be working in this movement. Somebody wrote me yesterday and was accusing me of "sympathizing with PP workers." They were saying it as a negative thing. Let me just clear that up. Yes. I absolutely symapthize with them. I was one of them. I know what it is like to be them. I know that they feel that they are helping women. I know that feel that they are providing a wonderful service. I know that they are lied to by the abortion industry. I know many times they feel trapped by their jobs...they feel like they can't leave their income, their insurance, their job security. I know...I know all of these things. So, yes. I do sympathize with them. And that sympathy is what changes their hearts...it is what softens their hearts. It is what opens their eyes to the truth. Today I talked to a woman who works at a Planned Parenthood. She had heard my testimony and told me that she had struggled with her employment for almost a year. But, like all of the workers, she just kept justifying what she was doing...she kept saying that she WAS helping those women...that they needed these services. But after hearing about that child fighting for its life, she knew she could no longer justify her work. She knew she had to get out. She contacted me for help. She wanted to know what her next step should be. So, I contacted people and now we are all working to get her out of there ASAP. It is that sympathy...that empathy...that compassion for these workers that keeps me doing this. Because of that, there is now one more person that is no longer working in the abortion industry. PRAISE GOD!! We have to love ALL that are affected by abortion...the women, the men, the families, the babies and the WORKERS. I can't tell you where this particular woman works right now, but please keep her in your prayers. I can't wait until she walks out of that door for the last time. She will experience a sense of peace that is unfamiliar and indescribable...but so incredible. I am so proud of her and her courage. God is so amazing.
Yesterday I was sitting in the Dallas airport and there was the most precious little girl wandering up and down the aisle where I was waiting. She was possibly the most precious little girl I have ever seen in my life...except for Grace of course. :) She was so happy and sweet. She kept laughing a clapping her hands. She would wave at everyone. She looked like she was around 2. I couldn't stop looking at her and smiling. She seemed to make everyone smile and laugh that she encountered. So precious. She had Down's Syndrome. As I was watching her run around and wave at everyone, I realized what a real gift she is. So many people choose to terminate their children when they find out they have Down's Syndrome. I think it is somewhere around 85%. But, her parents realized how special she was. They didn't back away from the challenge. She was still their baby. Their gift. Their blessing. I wondered how many people's lives she would touch in her lifetime? How many's people's lives would be touched because of her? Hundreds, thousands, millions? I will never know. I do know that her little life did touch my heart yesterday. I had tears in my eyes as I watched her take in the world for those 30 minutes. ALL life is so precious!!! I am so thankful that God granted me that moment with her.
Tomorrow starts the beginning of a new week! I hope all of you are blessed beyond belief!