October 2: week 28
Whoa! I’ve had trouble with my balance but it is getting better. I’m going to be in my first Life Chain today. The cars might not notice me but my mom will. Not much room to wave in here, but my eyes are opening, so I guess I’ll just practice blinking at everyone. I weigh about 2 pounds. Mom’s talking about different names for me. Hey, mom, how about Chris?
October 9: week 29
I am about 14 inches tall now and growing really fast. I try to stretch out and mom can feel me move about. You could hear my heartbeat if you put your ear on my mommy’s tummy. If I were born now, I’d have an 85% chance of survival because my lungs have been getting stronger. Sometimes mom has a craving. I really like the ice cream; pickles, not so much.
October 16: week 30
I have doubled in size over the last 4 weeks and it is really getting cramped in here. I don’t have as much room to do my exercises. My muscle tone is better, though, and my body is filling out with baby fat. I have nice fine hair growing on my head. I can recognize my mom’s voice. I know that she is feeling a lot of aches and pains and discomfort, but she knows that she will be seeing me real soon.
October 23: week 31
I must be getting younger. The wrinkles that I had everywhere are slowly disappearing. I used to have a big head, but now that I’m gaining weight, my body is catching up. I can move my eyes, but it is still pretty dark in here. I can hear my mom. I can’t wait to see her.
October 30: week 32
I weigh three pounds now and will gain about a half pound each week until birth. It’s really cramped now, so I have assumed the “fetal” position. I can see, but I don’t have 20/20 vision. In fact, I won’t have 20/20 vision until I’m about 7 years old–hopefully. Mom is pretty uncomfortable right now. When she sleeps on her side, I really like snuggling into the mattress.
This Sunday marks the 24th annual National Life Chain in more than 1,800 locations throughout the United States. Most Life Chains occur from 2 to 3 p.m.
(Need to find a location or a time in Georgia: See http://LifeChain.net)
National Life Chain is a silent witness of the Christian community standing in honor of 54 million babies whose lives have been lost to abortion.” Everyone of all ages can participate in their local Life Chain.
Pro-life advocates will line the streets and sidewalks with signs like, “Abortion Kills Children”,” Pray to End Abortion” and “Abortion Hurts Women.” The National Life chain serves to remind people of all faiths that abortion destroys the lives of the unborn – and forever scars their mother.
More information can be found at http://NationalLifeChain.org.
Here in Georgia, there are stories that reflect the positive effect of the life chain. The most memorable is what happened in Savannah about 10 years ago.
A young woman who drove past the Life Chain in Savannah saw the prayerful participants and their signs. She decided not to have an abortion. Visiting with Life Chain coordinators last year, she said, “This is who I would have aborted ten years ago if you hadn’t been here.”
The first Sunday in October, people all over Georgia line up in a Life Chain with signs in hand and prayers in their hearts. The signs vary from “Choose Life” to “Adoption: The Loving Option.” With so many young people facing the pressures to abort their unborn child, this human chain visibly supporting life makes a dramatic difference. This event takes place in dozens of cities throughout Georgia and across the nation!
Plan to be part of a Life Chain near you!
For a list of Life Chains, see this website.
by Judie Brown
As we approach LIFE CHAIN SUNDAY, October 3, 2010, Life Chain founder, Royce Dunn has prepared a seven-point presentation on why Christians should participate. It is our hope that this statement provides the impetus you need to get your pastor engaged in promoting this valuable pro-life project.
Read 7 Reasons here.