“You are your baby’s first home”

By Dave Andrusko

This will be a short post, not because the message isn’t important (just the opposite) but because it will resonate so thoroughly and so completely.

Sometimes I think I see all the best stuff when I’m on the treadmill at the gym. There I was this morning, huffing and puffing away, when an ad for First Response Pregnancy Tests came up.

It’s only 30 seconds long. The first two statements are the most relevant, although all the sentiments are very beautiful and very touching.

The ad begins with the husband lovingly kissing his wife’s swollen abdomen. Then the words

You are your baby’s first home…. Your baby’s first protector.

I have written about fetolology and the incredible bond between mother and unborn baby a million times. But I’ve never put it in more telling, more tender terms than “You are your baby’s first home.”

That was the warm and fuzzy part (for me). “Your baby’s first protector.” That was more sobering.

What are moms–and dads!–if not their child’s first protector? We can and should be their first educator, their first role model, their first caregiver.

But nothing exceeds, because nothing precedes, protecting them from harm. And what could be a greater betrayer of that sacred duty than to take our own child’s life?

A beautiful, thought-provoking ad. Take 30 seconds to watch it and then please share it widely.