Wednesday, February 25, 2009

An Advocate for Life

Since the time I began this blog and posted the picture of our sweet Michael's (M5) hand on my mother's finger we have had several requests to use that picture in emails and on facebook. They use it to show others the perfection of a child, who many would have simply called a "blob of tissue". They use it as an argument to sway others to see the value of the life of one so small.

God has encouraged me to see our precious son's life continues to have a purpose, long after he has left us on this earth.

It is in his honor and in honor of all lost babies who are grieved, whether by choice or circumstance, that I share the following email with you. And if you agree, I would ask that you find a red envelope and participate this weekend:

Dear Friends ,

This afternoon I was praying about a number of things, and my mind began to wander. I was deeply distressed at the symbolic actions that President Obama took as he began his presidency. Namely, that he signed executive orders releasing funds to pay for abortions, permission to fund human stem cell research, and federal funding for contraception. I have been involved in the pro-life movement for nearly 20 years, and it pained my heart to see a man and a political party committed to the shedding of innocent blood. This man, and this party lead our country, but they do not represent me or the 54% of Americans who believe that abortion is wrong and should no longer be legal.

As I was praying, I believe that God gave me an interesting idea. Out in the garage I have a box of red envelopes.

Like the powerful image of the red LIFE tape, an empty red envelope will send a message to Barack Obama that there is moral outrage in this country over this issue.

It will be quiet, but clear.

Here is what I would like you to do:

Get a red envelope. You can buy them at Kinkos, or at party supply stores. On the front, address it to

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington , D.C. 20500

On the back, or on a note inside, write the following message:

This envelope represents one child who died in abortion.

It is empty because that life was unable to offer anything to the world.

Responsibility begins with conception.

Put it in the mail, and send it. Then forward this email to every one of your friends who you think would send one too.

I wish we could send 50 million red envelopes, one for every child who died before having a a chance to live.

Maybe it will change the heart of the president.

We should all try to mail them on the same day so they arrive within a day or two of each other and be even more of a visual at the White House.

With Valentines Day coming up, red envelopes should be easy to come by too.

Say we all mail them on the weekend of Feb 28-March 1st.

That gives us almost month to pass the word as far and wide as we can.

Of course, you can send a red envelope anytime you want, but getting lots at once is great too.

So pass the word!

Monique Baysinger

And all your children shall be taught of the Lord and great shall be the peace of your children. Isaiah 54:13

LIFE means so much!


Jessica Kirkland said...

I saw the picture of your "littlest M" and was touched. I am a mother of triplets that got pregnant with quads. I lost one of the babies at 14 weeks. Thanks for your posts and your stand to support life.

Aspiemom said...

Thanks for posting this. I "took it" and posted it on my blog today.

I was searching for a picture I could use with the blog and came across pictures of some aborted babies. It just broke my heart and made me so sick, I wish I hadn't seen them. I wonder if President Obama would act differently if he saw them.

Thanks, Molly.

Melanie said...

Hello, I am new to your blog and I found you thru Aspiemom's blog. I am also a mother to an angel in Heaven and I will be finding a red envelope today and send it to our president. It hurts to know that abortions are happening when I am just trying for at least one baby here on earth. I have not given up yet to adopt but if that's what the Lord instructs me to do then I will do it in a heart beat! I will be placing this on my blog so that we can have lots of "red envelopes" sent to him.

I saw the pic of your sweet angel's hand and I know the pain as I miscarried on March 22, 2008 at 11weeks 5days.

To God be the Glory,

Kelly @ Wisdom Begun said...

One wonders why President Obama, a man with extreme power, does not include the littlest in his plans for change.

Life is so very precious, a gift from God, His creation. What an evil thing to destroy it.

Teresa Moon said...

Let us all know about your March 3rd Pet Scan when you find out. Still praying for you daily as I walk.