What did Tennyson write? “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” T.K. and Deidrea Laux know that is true.
Warning: tissues will be needed for this one (h/t Jill Stanek):
“The only thing Thomas will ever know of this world is love”
What a great gift these parents’ gave to little Thomas. And all was not a loss for them as they were able to know and love their son, if only for a brief time.
Yet, how many other parents of unborn children with similar pre-natal diagnoses choose abortion, never allowing their child or themselves even the chance to experience great love. And this is the great tragedy of these eugenic abortions (and all abortions, really). Besides the loss of life there is a lost opportunity for love. To think outside oneself for the good of the other and for a higher purpose not always easy to understand – even if it means suffering. Said Mother Teresa
love means to be willing to give until it hurts…By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems…Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.
World-wide their are over 40 MILLION abortions per year (over 1 million in the U.S.). Unborn children with Down syndrome are killed at a rate of 90%. With such a massive rejection of life and love is it any wonder we cannot achieve peace in the world?
Thank God for people like the Laux’s and their tremendous witness of love! May their example inspire many others to see that, when it comes to love, the reward is always greater than the sacrifice.
Read a letter from Deidrea Laux to Jill Stanek.