Archive for the ‘child’ Category

Save the Storks

Monday, April 29th, 2019

I came across this beautiful organization online today. Save the Storks offers women the opportunity to have a free ultrasound, and will give them information about the help available to them if they feel overwhelmed by the prospect of   having a baby.
Go to for more information….

Two Beautiful Videos to Celebrate Moms!

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

My sweet,  lovely daughter*  showed me these beautiful videos and I wanted to share them with you!

The first is about a young lady whom you probably prayed for if you saw this site before.  Here is a story about Melanie Pritchard’s miracle:

And the second will probably bring you to happy tears, especially if you are a Mom!

Happy Mother’s Day!!!


*My wonderful daughter is a lovely young lady right now, almost finished with nursing school and an incredible person– beautiful both inside and out.

I remember when I very  first saw her.  She was only 13 weeks old in the womb. I had the great privilege of seeing her, so tiny and so precious, on the ultrasound, and I immediately fell in love with her.  There is no other way to describe it — I loved that beautiful little girl from the very first moment I laid eyes on her, from the first time I watched her on the ultrasound screen.

You don’t fall in love with a blob of tissue.  The “blob of tissue” argument is all a lie, a purposeful way to hide the truth from mothers when they are pressured into abortions.  I think that somewhere inside moms know the truth –you just know– and it is either a source of the greatest happiness you can have as a mom watching your children grow and become the people they were meant to be, or the greatest suffering you can have as a secondary victim of abortion, never knowing nor seeing your child for  the rest of your life.

If you are pregnant, your  baby is a child,  your child, closer than anyone else in the world to you right now, a precious daughter or son.  From the moment you see him or her on the ultrasound, the truth is unmistakeable to moms. It was to me.

There really is help out there for pregnant moms–no matter what your situation is right now.  Please check out the links.  And God bless you and all mothers!





One of the Best Movies of the Year — October Baby

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012


This movie is incredible! Although the major studios rejected it as too controversial, it has become a blockbuster hit — second in box office sales only to Hunger Games!


I was blown away. I haven’t seen a movie this good in a long, long time!

See it — you won’t be disappointed!!!!

Check Out EWTN This Morning!!!

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Check out EWTN this morning for coverage on The Walk for Life West Coast Live and coverage on all pro-life activities today!


To watch live streaming t.v. on EWTN  go here:

To hear live streaming radio on EWTN go here:

Young people all over the world are speaking out in defense of life!!!

What a beautiful thing!!

I feel so hopeful for the future!!!

Trent Frank’s Sad and Beautiful Address to Congress

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Another Wonderful Video!

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Please Pray for Melanie!!!

Friday, July 30th, 2010

A beautiful young mother, Catholic Speaker, Pro-Life Advocate and founder of Refuge Clothing and Foundation for Life and Love in Phoenix Arizona is in desperate need of your prayers today as she recovers from complications from an emergency C-section.

Melanie Pritchard is an inspiring leader in the Catholic community, a young wife and mother who has devoted her life to protecting pregnant mothers and their unborn children for many years.  A former teacher, Melanie felt called to teach teens about the true meaning of  love and life when she was very young. 

From the Catholic Sun:

Her passion for the pro-life cause, however, dates back to seventh grade when she saw “The Silent Scream,” a movie that shows what happens to the unborn baby during an abortion.
“Every paper, every debate after that was about abortion,” Pritchard said.
But she didn’t just talk about her beliefs. In 2004 she founded The Underground Project, an organization to get young people involved in the effort to protect the unborn.
It was in her work in youth ministry, however, that Pritchard began to see the connection between fostering respect for the unborn and encouraging both chastity and healthy dating habits. 
Pritchard had given several presentations to teens about the values of chastity and modesty. She realized that if teens could learn to embrace these virtues, they wouldn’t be getting themselves into situations where they were tempted to seek an abortion.
As part of her effort to encourage chastity, she founded the Refuge Clothing Company ( The hip but modest T-shirts the company sells, Pritchard said, are a unique way to promote the dignity of the human person.
It’s a dignity, she said, that can be compromised by the way most people are dating. A failure to live the virtue of chastity is a key factor in the abortion debacle, and Pritchard has traveled the country speaking at conferences on the theme.  
“If you think about why young people are having premarital sex and getting themselves into these situations, it comes down to they don’t see their own value their own worth. How could you see the value in an unborn baby when you don’t see it in yourself?” *

Today she needs your prayers.

 Melanie suffered (among other things) complete heart failure — her heart stopped for nearly 10 minutes on the operating table.   And yet today she is alive and was able to see her beautiful little girl Ella for the first time. 

Her being here — awake and alive is no less than a miracle.  Thank You, Lord!!!!!!

But she is still quite ill and needs your prayers for a full recovery.  Please pray for her and her husband, Doug, as they face the challenges ahead. 

Please join the thousands of people who are praying for this beautiful mom and her family.

For more on Melanie, see……….


*From Melanie:

(Her greatest aspiration or goal is……

To be a really good mom, to be the best mom I can be so that my children grow up knowing that they’re loved. Every day I tell my son, “You are unrepeatable, irreplaceable and unique and the day you were born the world changed for the better.” I got that from Pope John Paul II and the Theology of the Body. It’s brilliant. If my children know their worth, they’ll be off to a really good start.)

Assisting God in a Miracle

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

If I Had My Life To Live Over



by Erma Bombeck


If I had my life to live over, I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the ‘good’ living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television – and more while watching life.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, “Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.”

There would have been more “I love you’s”.. More “I’m sorrys” …

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute… look at it and really see it … live it…and never give it back.


© Erma Bombeck