Friday, March 27, 2015
The Best Kind of Field Trip
The other day, the children and I scratched words and colors on posterboard to join the many who have been braving the biting winds and nasty looks of naysayers this past month in an effort to proclaim LIFE in a world that, sadly and amazingly, doesn't value it.
I had never done this before, even though I am very passionate about it, because I thought it would be too hard for children to do, too scary, too boring, too....and I've had little children ever since I have felt passionate about it. But let me just say- the children got right into it! They decorated their own signs...except Andrew who stole Corynn's cool Cat in the Hat one ;-) And you know what? What better testament to LIFE than to see children who have been given life, in the flesh, and what a gift they are. Even when they are climbing on mounds of snow instead of sign-holding or can't stand still for hours at a time. These precious souls are not a choice.
Some friends joined us, making our time out there that much better.
Had the weather been warmer (why is 40 Days for Life in February/March again? Why not May/June?!?!?) my littles wouldn't have withered so quickly- and we would have been able to stay longer. Corynn has asked to do it again...she felt pretty passionate about it.
And that is just about the best learning experience there is. To discover something about the world around us and become passionate about it. To stand up and declare Truth and Light in a world so dark.
That is what I want for my childrens' education.
(You can see from my sign, I was hoping for a baby. Didn't happen. Whaaaaa.)
Afterwards, to thaw out a bit, we headed to the Science and Discovery Center.
It was a busy, full, exhausting day. It was worth it.