From a reader….
On Wednesday, May 24th something very encouraging took place whilst I was praying and witnessing, holding my I Regret My Abortion sign, from Silent No More Awareness Campaign, in front of the abortuary at 65 Bank St.
A gentleman who was with two women and a child, stopped to speak with me as they were walking by. He smiled a huge smile and thanked me profusely for being there, saying (and I paraphrase because it was more than a week ago), “Thank you so much for being here! You are doing God’s work, and lives are being saved. He said it at least three times, and the ladies with him (who I found out were his wife a grandmother) smiled broadly and chimed in agreement with affirmative nods of conviction and gratitude.
To be sure I was overwhelmed and renewed by this kind action of theirs, and he was so excited to continue to share with me.
He then lifted up a beautiful little girl, high up in the air for me to see, and said, “She is alive because of what you are doing!!!”
I asked him her name and remarked on what a beautiful little girl she was. He proudly responded that her name was Helen, and I shared a little something personal with him, telling him that that was the name of my own mother who passed away on May 13th, 1996. My Mom, who was Pro-life, gave birth to me even though I was upside-down in her womb – a so-called “breach birth”. She was 38 at the time, which was dangerous back then for such a birth. She had been told by her doctor that she may die. I might have died. We both may have died. But she went through with the delivery, and she believed that I was the most beautiful, happiest baby she had ever seen.
I believe that was because she chose to put my life ahead of hers, and did not even hesitate to think twice about what to do when it came to choosing life over death or herself. I was blessed with such a Mother. Please know I speak of her because she also died on May 13th (The Feast of Fatima ) and she loved Our Blessed Mother.
He told me that Helen had been born on July l6th, and that on April 9th, 2009, someone had handed him a brochure, when he and his wife came out of the Morgantaler facility. I believe it was one of the sidewalk counselors, who must have handed it to him.
At this point we were fast becoming friends and I was eager, because of this exciting life-saving news, to continue to share these coincidences with him. I remarked to him that my mother’s birthday was July l8th, 1919. I did not mention that one of the children who I lost in a miscarriage was named Helen as well, and I had her baptized along with my other children, Teresa, who was the girl lost to abortion, and John and Micheal from other miscarriages.
He was so kind and loving, as were his whole family. He introduced me to his wife and the grandmother as well as letting me see Helen “close up”. What a gift! It was so clear, God wants us to know what we are doing is making a difference.
I wish I could remember his name, but I thanked him very much, for taking the time to stop and affirm God’s plan for life that we, his humble servants, are privileged to be a part of. We can only say that the one proper response when called to act and that is Yes!
“Lord be it done to me according to your Word” – the same words uttered by Our Blessed Virgin and Mother in Heaven and Co-Redemptrix and Co-Mediatrix…Mary.
May we continue to pray and do what Our Lord asks through the Intercession of Our Blessed Mother Mary.
Mother Teresa says offer ALL prayers to God through Mary.
We will be amazed.
Pray, pray and pray many Rosaries, and fast, then pray and fast some more, witness always in love, and if possible at Calvary as well. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, in season and out of season, in hot or cold, whether we are alone or with others, but continue to persevere, and NEVER, NEVER cease or give up unti we see final victory over this giant who can be slain. Remember David and Goliath! We will continue to see more lives saved.