A Cause Close to My Heart: March 31st is Red Envelope Day
Recently, I joined Floridians Against Abortion to help raise awareness of what I feel is the importance of life. While it is good we want to save the planet and our animals from slaughter houses, I think that human life is equally important. Long time ago in my own life I aborted my first born. I never could have children after that. I've regretted that act all my life and even I was just 17 when it happened and now I'm almost 46, that decision is still with me. What could my baby have turned out to be right now? I'll never know because I didn't give him a chance. Yes, it would have been a boy. When I came to church for counseling, one of the things I did was have a memorial to him. I named him Joshua and I did ask the Lord to forgive me. I know He did but the stigma or the wound, if you will, still will always live in me. Joshua could have become an important person in this world with talents and gifts that would have touched many lives, but he didn't have a voice to plead his case and none of our aborted babies do. It's up to us to be their voices and scream to Congress that they deserve a chance just like our nature and animal life. And there are millions of families out there who can't have children of their own who would jump at the chance to adopt. That's better than death in my opinion. So, on March 31st, it is Red Envelope Day.
Now what that means is on March 31st, we're mailing a red envelope to send to the President. First, get a red envelope. You can buy them at Kinkos, or at party supply stores. On the front, address it to
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington , D.C. 20500
On the back, write the following message:
"This envelope represents one child who died because of an abortion.
It is empty because the life that was taken is now unable to be a part of our world."
We will mail the envelopes out March 31st, 2009. Forward this event to every one of your friends who you think would send one too. We're hoping to send 50 million red envelopes, one for every child who died [in the U.S.] before having a chance to live.
It may seem that those who believe abortion is wrong are in a minority. It may seem like we have no voice and it's shameful to even bring it up. Let us show our President and the world that the voices of those of us who do not believe abortion is acceptable are not silent and must be heard.
To learn more, visit Red Envelope Day. Let's join together and let the voices that can't speak be heard!
I'm going to get my red envelope today.