Small Victories Shines
at Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
“You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full
of gladness with Your presence.” Acts 2:28
Written By: Taylor Michael
arrived early in
and began setting up as mom remained in the ultrasound van giving an
hour-long radio interview. She was asked to speak and show a live
ultrasound as a powerful send-off to thousands of youth before they
boarded their buses to attend the 37th Annual March for
service started, they began with praise and worship. Kids began
filling in as we were setting up in the secluded area where my mom
was to perform a live ultrasound. The event coordinator interviewed
mom and asked her to speak on her ministry. He inquired, “Have
you ever saved a baby?” That’s when mom motioned to my dad
to bring my baby sister Hannah-Noelle up. Mom told the overflowing
auditorium how she started 17 years ago from our family van and
turned it into a pregnancy center on wheels equipped with pregnancy
supplies and an ultrasound machine outside the “gates
of hell”. Our ministry is literally a “Window
to the Womb”. Once an abortion-bound mother sees that little
life growing in her womb, she cannot destroy it.
refers to herself as “Womb
Service” and gave a short testimony on how Hannah-Noelle was
saved one cold, dark night from this abortion mill and adopted. She
told the youth, “You guys are pilgrims blazing the trails as you go off to
We need your energy, your ideas, and your enthusiasm, and it’s
your generation that can turn this around. We can, just like in
Joshua, rebuild the walls and restore a culture of life.”
was finished speaking to the youth, the youth minister introduced
the pregnant couple and mom asked, “Are
you ready?” They proceeded to the secluded area where this was
to be performed. Mom put on the microphone and announced, “It’s
showtime!” Meanwhile, the cameramen and videographers were
getting the camera ready for all the youth to see up on a big
screen. There appeared on the screen a perfectly formed unborn baby.
Mom talked the audience through the ultrasound basically as if she
was talking to an abortion-minded girl.
was auditioning for the audience. She pointed out the heartbeats,
and the crowd listened to the galloping beats and applauded. Mom
told the couple it was a little early to be determining the sex, but
when the baby repositioned itself, it appeared to be a baby girl.
Mom announced it and the crowd, which included youth directors,
ministers, and priests, cheered and applauded.
the event coordinator and others came backstage and thanked mom. Mom
came out and shook hands with everyone before they started the mass.
It was a great send off to our future generation, to see what we
fight for in the trenches outside the Midwest’s largest abortion
everyday. The more and more we keep chipping away at the walls of
lies, eventually, just like in
, they will come tumbling down. Everyone was encouraged and kept
coming up to mom and thanking her as we were exiting carrying our
supplies and equipment to the van as the crowded Shrine mass was
beginning. It was an honor and a pleasure to share our ministry and
put a face on life.
As my mom
would say, “Be