Friday, May 17, 2013

7 Quick Takes (#7) Warrior Momma Edition

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There ain't nothing ugly about this picture. (Pardon the language though.)

Source: This awesome site called "How to be a dad"

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This momma gave a part of her liver to her baby who couldn't wait any longer for a donor.
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Women like Stacie Crimm, the mother of this little girl, who gave up cancer treatment for their unborn babies.

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Of course, I'd need to mention the mothers who have scars across their guts and sometimes even deeper scars on their souls from births that went wrong. We've had a long, hard road to travel in recovering from our children's births. 
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A couple months ago, there was a tragedy in my neck of the woods. A man carjacked and kidnapped a mother and daughter. He tied up the mother and raped the daughter. The mother escaped and got the man's attention so the daughter could run away. The mother was murdered. The daughter is safe. The man is in prison, apparently having a hard time.
 
The mother clearly sacrificed herself for her child. She had the courage to sacrifice herself in such a horrendous situation so that her daughter could live. It's almost insulting to call her only a "warrior." She is clearly much more than that.
 
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Doctors gave up this baby for dead, but this warrior momma gave her daughter skin to skin contact and within minutes her heart rate became normal and she was breathing on her own. All this mother wanted to do was to make sure "she didn't die being cold," but she ended up saving her life.
 

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And a talk about warrior mothers cannot be complete without birthmoms! These are the women who held on to their babies for 40 weeks, gave birth to them, and then gave them up for adoption. These women are no less mothers than the women who raised them. They did what all mothers have to do, sacrifice themselves for their babies.
 

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8 comments:

  1. Wow! What a great post! I found your blog through Jen's Quick Take linkup! I'll be sure to stop by more, because I live in Kansas City, MO, plan to go into nursing and graduated with a theology degree! Have a good weekend!

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    1. Thank you. I just stopped over at your blog and it looks like we've got a lot in common. I'll stop by yours more too.

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    1. Thank you. I wanted to comment on your 7 quick takes, but Wordpress doesn't like me right now. I know how you feel about NFP. My OBGYN looks at me like I have a second head every time I talk about NFP. Otherwise, I like her. She did a wonderful job helping with my son. Right now, I'm just holding my tongue. I'm going to keep this in mind when my family moves again and I'm looking for a new OB.

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  3. Thanks for sharing these great stories! Our little one is due next week!

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    1. Thank you. I wish you the best of luck with your little one. I'll keep you in my prayers.

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  4. This is simply terrific. My wife was never more beautiful than when she was pregnant; and never more heroic than when she shoved those babies out. A tiger indeed.

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    1. Thank you! I meant to post this closer to Mother's Day, but I graduated that weekend. I've just been hearing so many stories lately about awesome mothers! I also really like the first picture I use here. I hear from women all the time complaining about how pregnancy ruined their bodies. But they aren't ruined, they're battle scars! God bless you, your wife and your kids!

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