Sunday, January 23, 2011

I'll Never Forget...

Today, January 23rd, is my Oliver's due date. My heart just melts thinking about the possibilities of what could have been. But, I will never forget what was for 20 beautiful weeks and what will remain in my heart for the rest of my life!

A LIFE!

My son was life. My son's days were numbered and few...but he lived. He had a strong heart beat, he had 10 fingers and 10 little toes that he wiggled, he had eyes that he opened and ears, he kicked....I felt him!

And to think that some people don't believe that this is life. That the beautiful life within so many women is actually living.

38 years ago yesterday, a Court decided it was okay to take life....

IT'S LIFE!

God gives us life....as a gift....God gave me Oliver....as a gift. God gives each and every parent children....as gifts! Gifts to us to show us His AMAZING love....his beautiful, unfailing love! To think of it any other way...you are just lying to yourself.

CHOOSE LIFE!

Oliver from rebecca phillips on Vimeo.

8 comments:

Mama Kayla said...

Very sweet post. :-)

Rebecca said...

Thank you for sharing that sweet video of your son! :)

Chrysti said...

I have been praying about this day for you. I know the due date was a difficult day for me. I praise God that he has blessed you again! Thank you for being a strong woman that believes life is precious. Love you.

Amanda McCrory said...

Amazing Beautiful Breathtaking .....you are so strong and have so much courage and are full of Faith I admire you. God Bless

RDB said...

Thanks for sharing. Beautiful.

Natalie Catherine said...

wow rebecca.....i came to your blog because i saw in my stats someone visited my site from here and i wanted to check it out. and i started reading your blog and came across this post..... i just have to tell you how beautiful you are!! and it really touched me how you shared about your little one..when i read choose life i melted. thank you for being such a wondeful woman and sharing this with us! i feel honored to know your story and i even showed it to the hubby because it touched me so. ok sorry for hte novel but sending prayers your way..congrats on being 11 weeks! i look forward to following your blog now!

Kim Lawson said...

Very, very moving post. I shared your blog with a friend of mine who lost two. Here's what she said:

Life is fragile and fleeting at any stage - before and after birth. Those images should make people treasure what they have and pray to have even an ounce of the courage Rebecca needed to embark on another pregnancy.

Kaczka said...

Dear Rebecca, your blog is fabulous, I found it by accident and started reading older posts but I cannot understand why you would post this particular video?
Is it a part of American culture? mentality? Christian faith? to publish something so intimate, so emotionally fragile - the body of your own dead child, not only this but also decorate it with some wooden blocks. What about Oliver's dignity? Would you do the same if God forbid! it would be a body of your older daughter who was not born prematurely?
I am a pro-life Catholic but no, I do not buy it.
Well, just an opinion.
All the best with baby No.3!