Thursday, August 23, 2018

LifeGuards: Guarding All Life

The July 4th parade in Weirton was held  a bit early this year.  It was held on June the 30th, a couple of days before we went on a vacation.  I am glad they did it earlier because we got to participate  to one of the groups, the Pro Life Association.     This is our first time being part of the parade so we were all  excited.
All of us were wearing a shirt that says "Lifeguard" on the front and "Guarding All Life" at the back.
I understand that this is a very sensitive issue to some but I feel like  we have to stand up for the  protection of the unborn too.  I also understand the predicament that women faces when they are in a situation where they were forced against their will but at least they have the voice  to express their opinions.  The unborn has no voice so if no one will stand up for them, they will always be the victim. 
Anyway, we went early because the start of the parade  has no parking space so we had to park all the way downtown  and then walk to the starting point.
We  had fun on our walk.  We have never  walked on this part of the city so it was nice seeing  it.
For the previous years, we  have  witnessed some people  harassing the Pro Life group where they  verbally  abused Nuns and other religious people that  is part of the  group.  I am glad that this year, there was none of that, at least I did not see any. 
I think that  because there were many children in our group, the pro-choice people  did not say anything which I  was very thankful of.  The kids were were reading some statistics and facts about the impact of  abortion as the parade goes.
Most of the people that we knew at the Pro-Life group were from our  children's school.
Some of the Moms I know from church and school were there too so I felt very comfortable joining.
My husband was tasked to hold  the banner along with another guy.
I was really surprised that there were so many Pro-Life people  who joined this year.  There's not usually this big  from the previous years.
"Beach or no beach, we need lifeguards", some of the  signs that other people brought to the parade.

We would love to join again next year if given the chance.  Our children felt  awesome after  attending this one.  They feel like  they have done  something to raise awareness for the protection of the unborn.

15 travelers' comments:

Alli Smith said...

What a great way to stand up for the unborn children! I love that it was a peaceful parade. The shirts are so cute and it looks like a fun event.

Heather D said...

This sounds like a wonderful organization. All life is precious and should be protected.

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

I am pro life and life starts at conception. My view and I don't expect everyone to agree with me. That is fine. Always willing to have a great conversation from all sides.

Gisele said...

I've never understood the "pro-life" movement. People who are pro-choice aren't pro-death. I'm somewhere in the middle. Each case is different and should be looked at differently.

Melissa Chapman said...

It looks like it was such a great parade and you went as a family which was so nice. You have a very special message and although controversial well taken.

Jeannette said...

It is always good to stand up for what you believe in. I find that in society nowadays everybody seems to hate the other person for their beliefs. I think we should all have a voice to say what it is we think is right.

AiringMyLaundry said...

I'm glad everything went smoothly! Sometimes things can get heated. I'm pro choice and always will be, but I respect the views of the pro life people as well. I think respect goes a long way.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

I am sorry but I can't understand the pro-life movement. However, I am glad you were able to stand up for something you believe in peacefully as I believe we should all be able to do that.

Anonymous said...

Looks like your whole family stood up for what you believe in! Glad to see you had a peaceful time.

Tabitha Blue said...

I think it's so great to have a peaceful parade to stand up for something you believe in... and so grateful that your kids were able to be a part of it and see it too, without anyone making it heated.

Emily, Our house now a home said...

I think it is great that you and your family are supporting a cause together that you are passionate. Getting your kids involved at their age will only encourage them to stay involved as they get older!

Angela Ricardo Bethea said...

That sounds like a great organization. Looks like you guys had tons of fun during the parade.

Terri Steffes said...

It's wonderful for people to do this and to work together. I hate to hear that nuns were abused for their stance. I am Catholic, and right now our faith is taking a beating.

Louisa Moje said...

What a great way to stand up for the cause you support. You guys must have had a lot of fun on such a beautiful summer day.

Ruth I. said...

It's good that the event went well unlike last year. I think it will all go down to respect. We all need to respect other's belief and opinion.

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