Friday, January 15, 2010

One little heartbeat at a time

My mind is racing! There is so much devastation all around me. HaitiHuman Trafficking, Drugs, People Lost, Orphans. Yet here I sit at home doing what seems like nothing.  What am I doing to help?

As most of you know I am a pretty die-hard champion of many things. I cloth diaper, I make my own baby food (well that is when I do make baby food, most of the time she just eats what we eat), I extend breast-feed, and I'm big into car seat safety (right now particularily extended rear-facing).

However, I was challenged to think lately when my sister posted a link on her facebook status to the above link on human trafficking. I had no idea that even happened in the United States! I really was naive in thinking it was something that only happened in other countries, but not here. So I started thinking (which is always a good thing) and it made me wonder if my passions for car seat safety, extended breastfeeding, etc. are even worth it. I mean there are hundreds of thousands of people dead in Haiti right now, there are 27 million people currently enslaved, people lost to drugs. Am I doing the world any good by promoting car seat safety? Or could my energy, my passion, be spent on something more worthy?

I still don't have those answers. My husband and I talked about it and he had a wonderful point in that each person is called to reach out to others in different ways. Each person has a different passion. As a mom, I can definitely reach more people with things concerning children. For my children are my passion.

While I still don't have the answers and I plan on praying and seeking God to direct me in those areas, I was struck with one thought today. While walking outside with my little two year old, I realized I am changing her. One little heartbeat at a time. I am changing the world. For who really knows what passions God will lay on her heart so that she can, in turn, go and change the world one little heartbeat at a time.


  1. Your beliefs on child care are similar to mine. :)

  2. Hi Crystal! We are similar. I forgot to put in my post that I am pretty anti-vax too! :)

  3. Those causes are definitely worth promoting and "championing." All those little things are things that you are doing to ensure that your daughters are safe and healthy and happy...and that is a very noble pursuit. Keep it up!

    Of course, I think it's also important to think about global issues, but wasn't it Mother Teresa who said, "Love begins by taking care of the closest ones… the ones at home." I agree with that statement 100%.

  4. Thanks Stephanie for that reminder! :) I need that reminder from time to time that what I am doing is just as important as what others are doing.


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