“Life is precious and fragile”

By Dave Andrusko

lifeisprecious3reThis will be a brief post, because the entire “exchange” lasted perhaps 15 seconds. Yet I can’t get what I saw and heard out of my mind.

I had just left the parking garage this morning. About 50 feet ahead of me, a woman was smiling so broadly you thought her face might split. Then as if to celebrate, she twirled herself around, making a full circle.

Honest, I was not eavesdropping, but she spoke just loud enough so that I could not miss what she said: “I heard the baby’s heart.”

By that time I was about parallel with the woman and the older gentleman with whom she was sharing this good news on a street corner in downtown Washington, D.C.

The conversation doubtless had a preface and more was sure to come. I just heard one statement as I walked by.

He said, “Life is precious, and fragile.”

I don’t know why he said it, what background in his own life made him respond to this joyous news in the manner he did.

What could/should I add? Just this. That baby’s life is so very precious, as is every baby’s. If only every mother responded with uncompromising love.

To those who don’t, that’s why you and I are here: to help them, to strengthen them, to let them know we care about them and her babies.

Editor’s note. If you want to peruse stories all day long, go directly to nationalrighttolifenews.org and/or follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/daveha