January 30, 2012: Every Life Has A Purpose

We CONGRATULATE Mary and Jonathan on their wonderful news….Mary is “expecting” and it is to be a little girl !

~ by Mary Galvano

I was born in the summer of 1973 in Bradenton, Florida. It was a wonderful time to be born. Nixon had just pulled the troops out of Vietnam and America was ready to celebrate again. The disco age was upon us along with all the glitz and glamour that came along with it. Glitz and glamour were two of my favorite words as a little girl. I loved to sparkle!

However, 1973 was also the year Roe v. Wade became a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion, and already I was one of the many babies whose lives would be threatened by it. In fact, over 1.3 million lives were viciously taken through abortion that year alone, and since then the numbers have increased to over 52 million.

Before I was born the doctor told my mother that she should abort me due to the physical and mental problems that I would have. By the grace of God I have a mother who believes in the power of God over the power of medicine. My mother would do no such thing. She knows God has a reason for every human life that is born.

Since then I went on to become an LPGA Golf Professional, and a performing artist with singing and dancing. I was, also, an honor roll student. Just imagine how many talented individuals we have lost due to the false message of abortion. Every life has a purpose.

Now I am carrying my own child and within the third month I was given a scare on the condition of my child. I put through tests that are hospital procedure. My doctor, who is pro-life, told me he hated these tests. He told me the truth about them; they are only given so that you may have an opportunity to decide on whether you want to keep your baby or not. But this child is not really mine. It is God’s. God gives children to us on loan. They are not ours to keep. We are here only to love them and guide them to live out the life God wants for them.

When I became with-child it was not for the sole purpose of ME wanting to have a baby. I became pregnant when God was ready to send a new human life down to Earth. Each one of us was chosen to be here at a certain time and place. Through the will of God this baby was chosen for me to carry. My body is no longer my own but rather is a vessel for God’s use. The Blessed Mother is a prime example of this. It was when God wanted to send Jesus down to Earth that Mary became pregnant. Mary, though frightened, willingly became the handmaid of the Lord. She gave her body over to the Holy Spirit. She was the first monstrance as every pregnant woman is a monstrance. What a great gift we have a women!

It is amazing how often women say they are glad to be done carrying children inside their womb. This is an act of selfishness. This is the source of abortion. A child should not be carried for one’s own sake. A child should be carried for God’s sake. If it means to suffer through it by being uncomfortable, so be it. What greater love is there than to give ones life for another? Jesus did it for us.

We must keep fighting for the sake of life and spread the truth throughout the world. We are called in many different ways to do this. Some are called to go to the front lines of the abortion clinics while others may simply be called to talk to someone at the checkout line at the grocery store, but no matter how we are called, we all have a job to do. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you through what you should say or do when confronted and you will sure be guided.

Mary Galvano-Bajohr is a singer/songwriter, LPGA golf instructor, speaker and author. On the golf course she is a dedicated professional, but go to a Yankee game, a Pro-life event or other venue and you just might see her step up to the microphone and sing the National Anthem or the Ave Maria.

Visit Mary’s website at www.marygalvano.com.

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