By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
The most incredible journey of your life!
That’s what a cable news host said a co-anchor should prepare for, when she announced her pregnancy on nationwide television this week.
And isn’t it the truth? The path to parenthood is filled with twists and turns—more than you will find on your typical amusement park ride. When you see your baby for the first time, it can be an exhilarating feeling, like the thrill you feel once a roller coaster has completed its run.
At times, the journey can be like a walk in a wood filled with old-growth trees—meandering, mesmerizing, and even mystifying. The ultimate destination is a place where your children cannot only survive, but thrive on their own.
That is not to say that the road is always easy or that the path is endlessly smooth. But it is rewarding in a way few things in this life are. The sense of accomplishment, when you look out and see your little kiddos all grown up, can be breathtaking.
When we learn of a woman’s pregnancy, wouldn’t it be wonderful if the first words out of our mouths were, “It will be the most incredible journey of your life!” How reassuring that simple sentence could be to a woman who is struggling with the travails of life.
Advocates for life are ready to travel with a pregnant woman as she begins her mothering journey. They are willing to do so simply because of their love of babies, devotion to families, and appreciation for life.
For all the pregnant moms out there, we salute you and thank you for saying “yes” to the priceless gift of life in your womb. You are on an incredible journey indeed!