Not gonna lie, some of these reactions made me choke up a little and they all made me smile a whole lot.
Just a beautiful testament to parenthood and the one-flesh union that produces new human persons. I loved especially the one mother who said, “we’re pregnant,” as opposed to “I’m pregnant,” and whose husband, after kissing his wife, knelt down and said, “hey, baby” to his new child.
And the testimony of the tough guy in the UnderArmor shirt who clearly had to get the great news and give his reaction via Skype or some such service was great: “Am I gonna be able to even DO this? … That life is what matters. And you matter. … That’s my boy. He’s countin’ on me.” As his face gets progressively redder.
The other thing this made me realize is that amazing period of time when the mother knows but the father does not yet know. For that period of time, the mother, her new child, and God share one of the most intimate and lovely secrets in the universe: a new life has come into being when that new human person was conceived in the privacy and safety of her womb. She is now a mother, and has a child. She and her child are eternally linked to one another, regardless of what comes next. And she gets to share that incredible news with her husband, the man who is now, and will forever be, a father.
Just lovely. They’re looking for one million views on that video, why don’t you help ‘em out!
That posted, I’m off to D.C. for my eighth straight March for Life.
I’ll also be offering my own thoughts and impressions at my own Twitter feed, should you care to follow me: @TomCrowe.