Wednesday, November 05, 2008

It started out a good day.

This morning I got an email from a regular reader here telling me about an online support group for parents of children with type one diabetes. It is a Catholic group so I am super happy to find other like minded mothers to support and chat with that have the same morals and values as I do.

As the day went on, I watched the election with baited breath. When I realized Obama had won, I was shocked. I really didn't think that Americans would vote for someone that is so extremely pro abortion and anti life.

My heart is breaking for all the children that lives are threatened because of laws that could pass under Obama. I am also frightened for all the children that are going to be aborted because they have some disability and they are told their child will be a huge burden on society.

Upon reflection of the consequences of abortion, I want to do all I can to encourage mothers and fathers of special needs children to accept their special calling because I truly believe if you reject this child and the trials that come with him/her, you reject Gods sanctifying grace.

I haven't ever had an experience of been told that my child in the womb would be disabled or need extra care so I don't know what that is like, but I did experience heartbreak when Tom was diagnosed with diabetes. I was angry and felt deserted by God. I kept on asking why us and feeling like I had done something wrong to deserve this. I look back now though and see that without this diagnosis and without diabetes, God would not have revealed himself and his great love for us to me. I also realized that as much as I would like to have great control over my life, God is really the one I should rely on instead of myself.

God really does reveal himself to those that suffer. We need to suffer to get to heaven. There is no avoiding suffering in this life. It is full of sin and sin brings suffering.

Our world has made so many technological advances and become so self reliant that it is much easier for us to reject God and not rely on him. Because we don't rely on God, we try and control everything. When everything is reliant on us, we do all we can to avoid any kind of suffering even kill the unborn.

One thing I have seen happen since abortion has become so widely accepted is the true dignity of the child has lessened. A child in the womb is seen as something rather than someone. A baby can be made in a test tube and put inside a mother and they can be ripped out and apart if they are anything less than perfect. Embryos are frozen till a couple can decide what to do with them and when they are not needed anymore they are thrown out or used to try and cure some disease.

Because it is possible for this to happen with babies in the womb, it can also happen with any group of people. The next step is the elderly. After that the disabled. After that a person that is in a car accident and needs too much care to live. If we reject looking after the most vunerable, we reject God and our sanctification.

Even though Obama is President Elect of the USA tonight, I urge all of you to pray. Pray for those that are deceived and think they are in control. Pray for the judges and politicians that will pass laws that take away the dignity of any human person. Most of all, pray for mothers and fathers of special needs children. Do all you can to support them in their trials both in practical ways and prayer.

Prayer is the only way we can win the battle for life.


Marilena said...

good post therese. really good. don't forget to pray for obama's conversion. God is powerful, He hears prayers. maybe somewhere down the road before his soul meets God, he will change. its not up to us to decide his fate. that is in God's hands. we can only pray and trust in Jesus. we leave everything in God's hands. His capable hands.

GrandmaK said...

Mighty is our God! We must keep our eye on Him. I agree with marilena. We must surely pray for Obama's conversion. God bless...I continue to pray for Thomas. GOD BLESS YOU! Cathy

Vicki said...

Thank you, Therese, for your wise words. I have been praying alot and I think that is why I am not in despair right now. I actually feel hope that God is using this election to bring the pro-life movement together and to get Catholics and others to pray. You are right in that we need to continue to pray.

Therese said...

I havebeen feeling kind of lost this morning as the news sinks in. Thank you for reminding me of what I need to do.

Amy said...

It is always hard when things don't go the way we like. I truly didn't believe that if Obama did win it would be so big. I am sorry for our country and the trials we are soon to face. I know though that Faith is on our side. God is always there has been since George Washington, has been through trials of the Catholic church, Good Popes and not so great Popes. He is King of Kings. We don't always know the whys we have to trust.

Regarding Tom. I faithfully married my Tom, a juvenille diabetic, in 1996. I knew from our first date he was Type I and it didn't change my love for him one bit. We have been very Blessed as we watch his disease and the effect on his body. He worries about his kidneys and his test always come back great. He worries about his eyes but, he has been Blessed with wonderful doctors who have helped keep them going. We love and enjoy our life and children and leave the worries to God.
Ok, well this is a post all it's own. Sorry.
Thank you again for your thoughts and words. I love your blog and the new friends I am making through it.

Laura said...

Prayer for enlightenment.
Prayer for people to "get it."
Prayer that we soon see the reason.

Tracy said...

Thank you so much for praying for our country, I am so down today and the weather is dark, gloomy, cold and rainy.. it feels like Heaven is crying.
I have to keep telling myself that God is in control no matter what, it is just so sad.

Nancy said...

Excellent post Therese! However, I am still somewhat angry about all of this. Hopefully, time will heal my anger. For now, I'm licking my wounds.

Marie said...

AMEN Therese AMEN!

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God bless you:)

Marie xoxooxo

Elena said...

Prayer, fasting and doing everything in love - this is what will help change the world and the hearts of men, especially those we find so hard to reach. What seems impossible for us is possible for God.
God Bless,

Bonita said...

I, too, grieve for the little ones that can't speak for themselves. I'm praying about how to be a voice for them in a nation that is hostile to the unborn, the imperfect, and any others that might be discarded in the future. We have a holocaust that has gone on long enough in this country.

Please pray for a cure for Type One Diabetes

Please pray for a cure for Type One Diabetes
Our sons Tom and Christopher and our daughter Amelia are type one diabetics. We pray everyday for a cure. We do not want one by illicit means though so don't support any organisation that contributes to Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Click on the photo of Tom and Christopher to read about why I am against using Embryonic Stem cells for a cure.

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