During our drive home from school one afternoon last year, my then seven-year-old son surprised me with a heartbreaking question. With as much disbelief that a child his age could muster, he said, “Mommy, at school today my friend told me that if a mommy has a baby in her tummy and she decides she does not want it, then she can kill it!” Then he asked, “That’s not true! Is it, mommy?”
Not knowing exactly how to respond to such a question coming from my innocent child, whose six-year-old sister was seated beside him, I took a deep breath and said a quick prayer.
“Sadly, it is true.” I said. Both of my children were truly shocked. He responded with disgust, while she seemed overcome with sadness. “How can it be true?” she asked through tears.
Although that was not a conversation I wanted to have with my young children, something very positive came of it: two pro-life warriors were born during our car ride home that afternoon. They remember women and their unborn babies in their prayers daily; they accompany us to pray outside of Planned Parenthood on occasion; and, right now they are really looking forward to the Walk for Life!
“We walk for the mommies and babies!”