The [abortion] statistic (and 92% is what I’ve seen) is chilling. Our society is desperately sick.
Just last month, after a long wait, my wife and I brought home our newest daughters, two girls with Down syndrome from Ethiopia. After having the privilege of getting to know them better over these last several weeks, it is no surprise to me whatsoever that the devil would target those who, like them, have a little something extra. Their sweet souls are specially fashioned by God to soften and make tender the hearts of all who come in contact with them. (It has been nothing short of incredible seeing this in action every single time our new daughters meet someone new.) They are uniquely gifted to give love, without inhibitions, without conditions. I firmly believe these precious children are some of God’s most powerful instruments to heal our society which is quite literally hell-bent on choosing fear and death and hate over hope and life and love.
And Joe, I’m going to shamelessly (pun intended, based on your blog’s title) take advantage of your wide readership and ask any and all of your readers who might be reading this comment to pray for our girls’ upcoming heart surgeries. Thank you.
What a beautiful and inspiring comment. And please, pray for them!
The Heldts seem like a pretty amazing family, with seven kids aged seven or under. If you want to learn more about them, and the two newest members of their family (Tigist and Mekdes, the girls Kevin refers to above), check out Just Showing Up, the blog run by Kevin’s wife, Brianna. I’ve mentioned it before because it’s very good. In particular, check out this post for more information about the procedure, and adorable pictures of them both.