Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Empty Cribs to Crosses

Today, I received an email from a young father who works for CCO Halifax (Catholic Christian Outreach). A beautiful story, one that needs to be shared. Something not stated in the story is that this crib was used by the 16 children born to this man and his wife.

This year, for the March for Life in Regina on May 10th, the "Rose Pledge" campaign will continue and we will be adding the "White Cross" campaign. Witnessing displays of little white crosses all in a row gives one a huge feeling of regret, sadness and the realisation of the lost little lives.

I mentioned to my father-in-law that we would possibly need a bunch of little white crosses to display at the March for Life in Regina and would he have any idea about the size of these crosses, and what material to construct them with. I also thought that they should be white and that we would need to paint them all. I thought M.. would be a good person to ask these questions because he has made a lot of little cedar crosses for his children, grandchildren and for Catholic Christian Outreach young people who have visited the family farm. He left that day with a mission in mind of designing and constructing little white crosses.

A few days later he showed up at my house with two boxes of white crosses, 2 large ones and 53 small ones, 55 crosses in total. He explained to me that he had walked into his barn, noticed an empty crib that was left there and the idea came to mind of cutting this empty crib into the crosses that we would need. As he was cutting up this crib, he had an overwhelming feeling of all the aborted babies who would never fill an empty crib like this one. He said that the rungs were all the right measurements to make an easy job of figuring out how long and wide each of the crosses should be. He said that it all perfectly worked out in the design just like God designs the perfect body of each little baby. He constructed the 2 larger crosses from the top rails and the and the 53 smaller ones from the rungs.

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