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    Friday, December 21st, 2012 10:23 am

    Hundreds of hurting people visit here every day, most of whom are searching for comfort after loss. Please reach out for emotional support as you begin the healing process. Be patient with yourself. Allow yourself to grieve. Let it out. May God be with you.

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  • Latest Pictures of Trig and Piper Palin

    | March 25, 2012

    https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150634182253435


    Trig and Piper Palin

    International Down Syndrome Coalition for Life WDSD March 21, 2012

    Diagnosed with a Disabled Child? Letting him or her live will be “worth every tear”.

    | February 5, 2012

    Some of you will be told this year that you are expecting a disabled child. Your doctor will inform you of your options, including abortion. Life without regrets and let your child live. The difficulties you will face of having a special needs child will not compare with the painful memory of having killed the very child who needed you the most. Paraphrasing Rick Santorum, your baby “is worth every tear”.

    Life With Trig: Sarah Palin on Raising a Special-Needs Child
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/02/05/life-with-trig-sarah-palin-on-raising-a-special-needs-child.html

    “…When I discovered early in my pregnancy that my baby would be born with an extra chromosome, the diagnosis of Down syndrome frightened me so much that I dared not discuss my pregnancy for many months. All I could seem to muster was a calling out to God to prepare my heart for what was ahead. My prayers were answered beyond my shallow understanding of what true joy could be. Yes, raising a child with special needs is a unique challenge, and there’s still fear about my son Trig’s future because of health and social challenges; and certainly some days are much more difficult than if I had a ‘normal’ child.”

    “Many everyday activities like doctor’s appointments and social gatherings and travel accommodations and even mealtimes and a solid night of sleep are that much more difficult, but at the end of the day I wouldn’t trade the relative difficulties for any convenience or absence of fear. God knew what he was doing when he blessed us with Trig. We went from fear of the unknown to proudly displaying a bumper sticker sent to us that reads: “My kid has more chromosomes than your kid!” He may not be the next Wayne Gretzky, but our hearts are filled with so much pride watching Trig giggle with his sisters’ puppies, or sway to the rhythm of his Little Angels DVDs, it’s as if he were hoisting the Stanley Cup…”

    “…Trig is almost 4 years old now, and every morning when he wakes up, he pulls himself up, rubs the sleep out of his eyes, looks around, and then starts applauding! He welcomes each day with thunderous applause and laughter. He looks around at creation and claps as if to say, ‘OK, world, what do you have for me today?’”

    http://parentingfreedom.com/?s=trig+palin

    Please pray for Rick Santorum’s 3-year-old daughter Bella who has been hospitalized.

    | January 29, 2012

    Rick Santorum: Family

    Prayers for Bella Santorum
    http://michellemalkin.com/2012/01/28/prayers-for-bella-santorum/

    “All children are a gift that comes with no guarantees,” he wrote. “While Bella’s life may not be long, and though she requires our constant care, she is worth every tear.”

    “Those who some see as an “inconvenience” are really our greatest blessings”

    | November 26, 2011

    Exclusive: Sarah Palin’s Thanksgiving Message
    http://m.cbn.com/blogs/thebrodyfile/archive/2011/11/23/exclusive-sarah-palins-thanksgiving-message.aspx

    “…This need for selflessness – and the blessings that come with it – sharpened for me almost four years ago when I was given the gift of broader horizons, clarified priorities, and more commitment to justice and compassion for my fellow man who faces challenges and fears. I was granted this through a gift that arrived in a tiny, six-pound, awe-inspiring bundle. We named him Trig.”

    “I know America’s potential for goodness, thus greatness, because I see it every day through my son. Nothing makes me happier or prouder than to see America’s good heart when someone smiles at my Trig. I notice it happens often in airports. Often a traveler passing by does a double-take when they see him, perhaps curious about the curious look on his face; perhaps my son momentarily exercises an uncontrollable motion that takes the passerby by surprise. Perhaps, as an innocent and candid child announced when she first met Trig, they think “he’s awkward.” But when that traveler pauses to look again and smile, and maybe tells me what a handsome boy I have, I swell with American pride. I am so thankful for their good heart. They represent the best in our country and their kindness shows the real hope we need today.”

    “I am thankful that, as in so many areas of life, the bitter people who say bitter things about someone facing challenges are so outnumbered. There have been stinging criticisms, even from people still screaming that Trig should never have been born, but we know those critics may be the loudest and most malicious, but they’re not the majority.”

    “To me, when individuals reflect the greater societal acceptance of someone facing challenges, they show the best of humanity – even by offering a simple pat on Trig’s head or a knowing smile shot our way. Conversely, when a society works to eliminate the “weakest links” (as some would callously consider the disabled) or “the unproductive” (as some would callously consider the very young and the very old), it eliminates the very best of itself. When a society seeks to destroy them, it also destroys any ability or need for sincere compassion, empathy, improvement, and even goodwill. And those are the very best qualities of humanity! Those are the characteristics of a country that understands and embraces true hope! America can be compassionate and strong enough as a nation to be entrusted with those who some see as an “inconvenience,” but who are really our greatest blessings. Through Trig, I see firsthand that there is man’s standard of perfection, and then there is God’s. Man’s standard is flawed, temporary, and shallow. God’s standard lasts an eternity. At the end of the day, His is what matters.”

    “So, this Thanksgiving my family will bundle Trig up and grin while we watch him through ice-frosted eyelashes as he curiously takes in all that is around him in the crisp open air. I hope your Thanksgiving gives you the opportunity to find that reminder of what really matters, too. For me, my perfect picture of thankfulness is my perfectly awesome son. With him, all is well with my soul and I know I am blessed.”

    Rick Santorum Shares About His Daughter, Bella

    | November 21, 2011

    Rick Santorum Bares His Soul About Bella.wmv


    “I’d decided that the best thing I could do, was to treat her differently, and not love her, like I did, because it wouldn’t hurt as much, if I lost her. I remember holding that finger, looking at her, and realizing what I’d done. I had been exactly what I had said – that I’d fought against with the partial birth abortion. I had seen her as less of a person because of her disability.”

    Along the same lines, expectant parents often keep pregnancies secret for the first three months “in case” of miscarriage. I guess trying not to get attached is a protection against the pain of loss.

    “$16,000 Tax Funded 30 Wk Down Syndrome Abortion”

    | November 6, 2011

    $16,000 Tax Funded 30 Wk Down Syndrome Abortion

    Hat Tip: http://mommylife.net/

    Children Are Aborted for This Reason

    | September 20, 2011

    Changing faces with a smile – Operation Smile

    Searching for the dirt on Sarah Palin brought out the gems

    | June 12, 2011

    ‘A Down’s Syndrome baby will expand your world’: How Sarah Palin imagined God talking to her in extraordinary and touching letter about her unborn son
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2002688/Sarah-Palin-plays-God-touching-email-unborn-son-Trigs-Downs-Syndrome.html#ixzz1P5nqQr72

    SARAH PALIN’S COMPLETE LETTER TO HER FAMILY ABOUT TRIG

    “To the Sisters, Brother, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and Friends of Trig Paxson Van Palin (or whatever you end up naming him!):”

    “I am blessing you with this surprise baby because I only want the best for you. I’ve heard your prayers that this baby will be happy and healthy, and I’ve answered them because I only want the best for you!”

    “I heard your heart when you hinted that another boy would fit best in the Palin family, to round it out and complete that starting five line-up. Though another girl would be so nice, you didn’t think you could ask for what you REALLY wanted, but I knew, so I gave you a boy because I only want the best for you!”

    “Then, I put the idea in your hearts that his name should be “Trig”, because it’s so fitting, with two Norse meanings: “True” and “Brave Victory”. You also have a Bristol Bay relative with that name, so I knew it would be best for you!”

    “Then, I let Trig’s mom have an exceptionally comfortable pregnancy so she could enjoy every minute of it, and I even seemed to rush it along so she could wait until near the end to surprise you with the news – that way Piper wouldn’t have so long to wait and count down so many days – just like Christmastime when you have to wait, impatiently, for that special day to finally open your gift? (Or the way the Palins look forward to birthday celebrations that go on for three, four days… you all really like cake .) I know you, I knew you’d be better off with just a short time to wait!”

    “Then, finally, I let Trig’s mom and dad find out before he was born that this little boy will truly be a GIFT. They were told in early tests that Trig may provide more challenges, and more joy, than what they ever may have imagined or ever asked for. At first the news seemed unreal and sad and confusing . But I gave Trig’ s mom and dad lots of time to think about it because they needed lots of time to understand that everything will be OK, in fact, everything will be great, because I only want the best for you!”

    “I’ve given Trig’s mom and dad peace and joy as they wait to meet their new son. I gave them a happy anticipation because they asked me for that. I’ll give all of you the same happy anticipation and strength to deal with Trig’s challenges, but I won’t impose on you…”

    “I just need to know you want to receive my offer to be with all of you and help you everyday to make Trig’s life a great one.”

    “This new person in your life can help everyone put things in perspective and bind us together and get everyone focused on what really matters . The baby will expand your world and let you see and feel things you haven’t experienced yet. He’ll show you what “true, brave victory” really means as those who love him will think less about self and focus less on what the world tells you is “normal” or “perfect”. You will grow and be blessed with greater understanding that will be born along with Trig.”

    “Trig will be his dad’s little buddy and he’ll wear Carhartts while he learns to tinker in the garage. He’ll love to be read to, he’ll want to play goalie, and he’ll steal his mom’s heart just like Track, Bristol, Willow and Piper did. And Trig will be the cuddly, innocent, mischievous, dependent little brother that his siblings have been waiting for in fact Trig will – in some diagnostic ways – always be a mischievous, dependent little brother, because I created him a bit different than a lot of babies born into this world today.”

    “Every child is created special, with awesome purpose and amazing potential. Children are the most precious and promising ingredient in this mixed up world you live in down there on earth. Trig is no different, except he has one extra chromosome. Doctors call it “Down’s Syndrome”, and Downs kids have challenges, but can bring you much delight and more love than you can ever imagine! Just wait and see, let me prove this, because I only want the best for you!”

    “Some of the rest of the world may not want him, but take comfort in that because the world will not compete for him. Take care of him and he will always be yours!”

    “Trig’s mom and dad don’t want people to focus on the baby’s extra chromosome. They’re human, so they haven’t known how to explain this to people who are so caring and are interested in this new little Alaskan. Sarah and Todd want people to share in the joy of this gift I’m giving to the Palin family, and the greater Alaska family. Many people won’t understand… and I understand that. Some will think Trig should not be allowed to be born because they fear a Downs child won’t be considered “perfect” in your world. (But tell me, what do you earthlings consider “perfect” or even “normal” anyway? Have you peeked down any grocery store isle, or school hallway, or into your office lunchroom lately? Or considered the odd celebrities you celebrate as “perfect” on t.v.? Have you noticed I make `em all shapes and sizes? Believe me ,, there is no “perfect”!)”

    “Many people will express sympathy, but you don’t want or need that, because Trig will be a joy. You will have to trust me on this.”

    “I know it will take time to grasp this and come to accept that I only want the best for you, and I only give my best. Remember though: ‘My ways are not your ways, my thoughts are not your thoughts… for as the heavens are higher than the earth, my ways are higher than yours!’”

    “I wrote that all down for you in the Good Book ! Look it up! You claim that you believe me – now it’s time to live out that belief!”

    “Please look to me as this new challenge and chapter of life unfolds in front of you. I promise to equip you. I won’t give you anything you can’t handle. I am answering your prayers. Trig can’t wait to meet you. I’m giving you ONLY THE BEST!”

    “Love,
    Trig’s Creator , Your Heavenly Father”

    Pro-life Pampers Ad

    | June 11, 2011

    I caught an edited version of this on TV and searched YouTube for it.

    Pampers. For every little miracle. (Pampers Commercial)

    I actually use Huggies because I don’t like the scent of Pampers, but I like this ad. The ultrasound, the planned or unplanned, the pregnant bride, the precious preemie, the long-awaited baby, the teen mom, the adoption, the special needs, the home birth, and the quick glimpse of breastfeeding. (I don’t like the IVF, surrogate or bottle parts.)

    Sarah Palin In the News

    | December 30, 2010

    We have been enjoying Sarah Palin’s Alaska very much and will be disappointed when it ends on my birthday.

    May you all have an attitude toward life (and camping) like Sarah Palin rather than Kate Gosselin.

    Sarah Palin signs books in Anchorage
    http://www.adn.com/2010/12/18/v-gallery2/1610714/sarah-palin-signs-books-in-anchorage.html?/2010/12/18/v-gallery2/1610715_a1610758/sarah-palin-signs-books-in-anchorage.html

    Barbara Walters vs. Sarah Palin
    http://www.mrc.org/bozellcolumns/columns/2010/20101215052240.aspx

    Sarah Palin Makes S`mores, disses Michelle Obama
    http://www.politico.com/click/stories/1012/palin_makes_smores_disses_flotus.html

    “Trig is the light of my life,” said the former governor. “People are jerks about Trig being born with Down syndrome. Eighty-five to 90 percent of babies are aborted with Down syndrome. They can have their opinion, but we have ours.”

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