I want to tell you about the day I had today. I want to share with you my view about a very special event that took place today in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
It was not a day like ANY other day. It was a day of inspiration and grace. It was a day filled with purpose and meaning.
I am writing this as a recently healed post-abortive woman who had NEVER set foot in any kind of event like today. You could not have paid me to have been there this time last year.
But LOOK who was there this year! ME and of course my amazing husband, Dan!
We attended the 2015 New Mexico Rally for Life and as we participated – I could only stand in wonder and awe at my first ever Rally and I praised God for my healing and thanked Him that I was actually there!
When you are post-abortive you kind of bury your head in the sand and pretend that things like this are not going on. At least I did, for 33 years. I couldn’t say the word “abortion” and when ever I heard of things like this happening around me I shut it all out, stuck my fingers in my ears and did the “LA LA LA” thing.
BUT, not this year. Since my healing last February/March 2014, I have been like a kid in a candy store and joyfully discovering the many events and organizations out there that are fighting for women like me and of course the unborn.
We started off at the plaza and sung praise and worship songs and boy did I sing!! That was followed by the amazing short speech by keynote speaker Ramona Trevino – former manager of a Planned Parenthood facility in Texas. She is now a Pro-Life advocate and sharing her testimony and story.
This was followed by a Mass at St. Francis Cathedral…
AND THEN the most amazing moment arrived…the procession of hundreds of people rallying for life to the State Capitol building the “Roundhouse”! The church bells were tolling as we began marching and continued for a while and we all went around the plaza once, walked up and down streets and finally wound up at the our destination…
We all piled in to the main gallery room, standing room only, by the way!
There we heard from Arch Bishop Sheehan and many of the pro-life state representatives of our state. And of course Ramona Trevino spoke again. Unfortunately, the Governor never once made a appearance.
Very sadly noted.
The other thing noted was the complete non-existing presence of the media. My dear husband from Son Broadcasting Network, was the ONLY visible media representative.
Hmmm… maybe the others were in the Governor’s office hiding out with her…
But nonetheless…nothing could take away from the magic and beauty of the day! Yes, it was snowing and cold but no one seemed to care! How can you when you are caught in the moment of the perfect day!
Thank you Project Defending Life and all your team and all the amazing people that put this event on!
Thank you to the Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus that continue doing this year after year!
AND thank you for making this broken but forgiven woman feel VERY blessed!