That is just what we did with friends after our monthly Children's Adoration this past week.
We started off by chatting about respecting life from natural conception to natural death and bridged into the idea of providing both spiritual and physical help for babies and mamas by praying for them, offering them encouragement, and gifting them with basic supplies.
Then, we set to decorating bibs and onesies with fabric paint pictures and messages.
To do so, one mom offered a brief demo, Then, we simply set the children free with their imaginations and some fabric markers.
With these, they thoroughly enjoyed creating designs...
Their designs were bright and cheerful.
Some even depicted sacraments (like Baptism.)
All were created with love.
Truth was shared.
Testimony to Jesus' love was eagerly offered.
Thanksgiving for babies was, too.
Mamas also got into the action...
...making some designs ourselves.
I think the children (and the Moms!) could have just kept on going...
...but we ran out of bibs and onesies to gift sweet babies and their mamas.
We do pray that the recipients of the our loving work and prayers will be clothed in grace and blessings. We also ask YOU to join us in praying intercessions for all lives.
As stated in this year's Respect Life statement:
God made each of us in his own image and likeness. He desires to be united with us forever in a loving relationship. God loves us, treats us with respect, and asks us to do the same with others. Every person is sacred and must be treated with the dignity they deserve. No one should ever be treated callously or carelessly—everyone should be cherished and protected!
From each tiny child waiting to be born, to individuals nearing death, all are precious and deserve our care and protection. Women and men suffering after abortion, individuals tempted to end their lives, couples longing to conceive a child, people pushed to the margins of society by a "throwaway culture," expectant mothers facing challenging pregnancies, and every other person—each "has a place in God's heart from all eternity" (Amoris Laetitia. . . , 168).
May we be united in love!