March for Life ~ 2009

by | Jan 21, 2009 | Pro-Life | 4 comments

This past Sunday our family participated, once again, in our annual March for Life!

After Mass, we attended the Knights of Columbus breakfast (for lunch), and then headed downtown for the March. It was super foggy in the morning, but around 1pm the fog lifted and we were blessed with another beautiful day!

Last year, we were given lots of great pictures from a friend of ours, but since he was out of town for another Rally, I was asked to take pictures this year.

(You know… The funny thing is, last year in my March for Life post, I gave that particular friend of ours a hard time about the fact that we still haven’t received Chiquita’s baptism video… and a whole lot of good it did!! I just keep reminding myself, “like fine wine!” 😉

I think there are plans to put a video together with all the pictures, but in the meantime, I thought I would post a few of them.

The March was a great success, and from what I heard there was well over 600 people that braved the cold and stood up for life with us this year. (Not bad for our little town.)

After the March, we had a rally at the park.

Warming up with Hot Cocoa at the Park

My sister Mary and I

The Emmons sisters
(Do you recognize Victoria, from Come What May?)

Chiquita with our friend Lindsay

Snuggles with his Daddy

Some of my kiddos and I

And here are my favorites from the day:

“Let us never pretend that abortion is just a social or political phenomenon that has to be voted out of office to be defeated. We must do everything we can to restore legal protection to our most innocent citizens, but our battle against the devil will not be won at the polls. It will be won on our knees before the Lord and on our feet before the centers of death. More than ever we need men and women of tested holiness who are willing to fight the spiritual battle for the lives of God’s precious babies and the souls of their mothers and fathers.”
~ Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer – The “Sacrament” of Abortion, Spirit & Life, August 10, 2007


  1. Laura The Crazy Mama

    WOW, looks like there was a very good turnout for that rally! Ours, in St. Paul will be a good one too. It’s tomorrow and I’m excited. Maybe you could say a little prayer for us in one of the most liberal states in the U. S. that we could at least have a teeny bit of good weather for all the nice people at the cathedral and the rally tomorrow? Thanks!

  2. Anonymous

    Wonderful pics, especially of your beautiful little ones. Tomorrow we are having our annual Memorial Mass for babies who have died before birth, whether from abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth. Prayers would be gratefully appreciated!
    Mrs. H.

  3. Barbara

    What a great example you are, Jessica!

  4. Christine

    Beautiful kids and families doing great things for Our Lord. Thanks for sharing!


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