Sunday, January 18, 2009

Human Life

Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. I'm not one to preach, especially not on my blog, so I thought I'd invite you to take a look at something I wrote a year ago concerning what I've learned about human life. Make sure you read Part 1 and then Part 2.

Thanks.

Nate

19 comments:

Brent Riggs said...

Go ahead and preach. You have more wisdom and experience to share than a truckload of other bloggers. Others would be blessed to hear your "preaching"...

Brent Riggs (Abby's Dad)
www.riggsfamilyblog.com
www.seriousfaith.com

Mel said...

I remember reading this last year and it still is just as powerful a message today.

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing these posts from a year ago. I remember reading them then, and it's a good reminder today.

Courtney said...

Well said! I love your blog and perspective as it is very reflective, though much better said, than my own!

BrunetteKoala said...

I had ever really read those posts properly before. But thank you for writing them.

Thank you for being honest, and not judgmental of others. It's very refreshing.

The story of you, Tricia and Gwyneth speaks far more for God's view on life, his faithfulness, his reliability and trustworthiness than any placard could.

I now work doing pregnancy crisis and post abortion support for a centre in Scotland - our country has the highest teenage pregnancy and abortion rates in Europe. Our centre is staffed by trained volunteers who are all Christians.

It would be wonderful if you could pray for us and our clients (past, current and future).

Thanks x

Will and Julia's Mommy said...

Exactly what I needed to ready, today, at this very moment. Thank you for being that messenger.

Becky said...

When our daughter became pregnant with triplets, she was given the option to 'reduce'. A high risk pregnancy messes up the success rates because there is such a chance of loosing the entire pregnancy. She was given that option, but it was really no option at all. (Legally they are 'required' to present the risks but I am so very thankful that once she stated her position, that 'option' was never mentioned again. That is not always the case with a high risk pregnancy - as you well know......

Sarah said...

Your story is amazing. It gives me such hope.

pauline said...

BRAVO!!! My family and I plan on participating in the March For Life on Thursday!! Also our church is sending out postcards to our congressmen telling them to oppose FOCA (Freedom of Choice Act). You should check it out, we need to let our voices and the unspoken voices of the unborn be heard!!! God bless you for your witness!!

Cynthia said...

Wow, I am really happy to have found your blog. My best friend's daughter (16 months) was diagnosed with CF when she was about a month old.

I will have to give her the link to your blog, maybe she will be able to find hope for her dauther in your blog. One of the biggest things she has worried about is her baby having babies one day.

God bless you, your wife and your beautiful little girl!

Cynthia

Rachel said...

thanks for your thoughts, nate. i work with underpriveleged women, many of whom are teenagers and pregnant without a support system, so i have a different perspective and different views than you do on this subject. but i certainly appreciate your perspective and thank God for your beautiful family and for the strength it took for both of you to trust. you obviously made the right decision for your family. thanks for sharing your story with all of us.

Pati & Family.... said...

Something's in my world changed when I came upon your blog.
I have, can and still will get lost in your blog, and it is always a great thing for me.
I am pretty sure I have been with you since the beginning.
Some of your posts have changed my day, some of your posts have given
me a new twist on things, some of your posts have introduced me to different things I never would have even thought of. For all of that and all I will get lost in on your blog in the future, I sincerely Thank You.
I am over joyed for you, Tricia Gwyneth & Nathan... also for your families.
A few words I say to myself often...Very Often
" BY THE GRACE OF GOD !"

Health, Peace & Happiness
Patricia Nelson

Tara said...

Thanks for preaching! It is a sermon that needs preaching! Since I know thousands of people read your blog, do you mind skipping over to www.kellyskornerblog.com? Kelly, the mom, is also a fellow PK and desperately needs prayers for her little girl, Harper. If you could post it and direct thousands of people to pray for this little girl, I'd certainly appreciate it. Thanks. You guys are all blessings to many people.
Tara H.

royalblood said...

Hey Nate,been Blog browsing came across yours , The little i have read so far has moved me. You are a good man and at my desk i have mention prayer . Its never too much i know.So God Bless you and your family . and May his will be done in your life.

take care.

Hannah said...

You have such an awesome story. It's great to hear about the choice you made... :)

petunia said...

I have been a lurker since almost the fist day of this blog....I cannot tell you how amazing your story is and how many people just in my circle that it has touched. I don't check in as often anymore but I know your family is full of miracles and everytime I do check in I can only smile at what God is doing in your lives. Your little white rose must have something awfully important to do for God....I can't wait to see what that is!

Kristyn said...

I haven't left many comments on your blog but I read every day and I enjoy hearing about your life and your faith. I just wanted to share with you a little about my story in the hope you might expand your views. My husband and I were lucky in that we got pregnant very quickly with our first baby and we were soooooo excited. At 16 weeks I got a phone call that a screen had come back abnormal and after several ultrasounds the results showed a baby who could never survive outside of my body (Potter's syndrome). My husband and I made a decision out of love to induce labor at 17 weeks with the knowledge that our baby would die either way. For me the choice I made was one of love and was meant to prevent suffering for my child. If there had been any chance my baby would have survived my choice would have been different, but there are no recorded cases of children with this disease living more than 24-48hrs even with maximum intervention-I know, I searched. Unfortunately in order to spare my child pain I needed a medical abortion. I do not support abortions for non-medical reasons but I do very strongly feel that in certain cases like mine the option needs to be in place. I hope you will think about what I said even if it doesn't change your mind. Thank you for sharing your story.

Sarah said...

The link you gave isn't working...it says the Obama administration has created a brand new white house website...however, when I searched for Sanctity of Human Life, it was nowhere to be found...mmm...interesting.

CFHusband said...

@ Kristyn

Thank you for sharing your story, and I'm very sorry for your loss.

As I'm sure you have as well, I have talked with people who were in similar situations as yours, with a terminal diagnosis for their unborn child, who chose to keep the child only to discover later that it had been a misdiagnosis, or to discover that the baby had been healed somehow. I have also read stories of similar situations in which the parents chose to keep the child and indeed the child did die at or shortly after birth.

One of the things I've discovered this past year is that very little is absolutely certain in this life. I'll totally respect your decision, but my views certainly remain the same.