Friday, January 02, 2009

Sarah Palin; a grandmother at 44

I am not shocked. When I was in the Maternity Ward with my second child at 35, my roommate's mother was 30. She was becoming a grandmother. My own mother-in-law was the mother of my husband at 16 in El Salvador. It happens, and life is a gift whenever or however it comes. Just ask Sarah Palin.
Palin says she welcomes her first grandchild, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, born to Bristol and her fiance' Levi Johnston on December 27.
“We are over the moon with the arrival of this healthy, beautiful baby,” Governor Palin said. “The road ahead for this young couple will not be easy, but nothing worthwhile is ever easy."
"Bristol and Levi are committed to accomplish what millions of other young parents have accomplished, to provide a loving and secure environment for their child. They are both hard workers, they're very strong, and have faith they've made the right decision in setting aside their own interests to make this child their highest priority," the governor said in a statement obtained.

When Tripp was born, reactions fromt the press were predictably mixed. But the Palins were predictably pro-life, unlike Barack Obama who said he didn't want his daughters "punished with a baby". Babies are blessings, normal or special needs, affordable or expensive, convenient or embarassing.Our Lady risked her life to say "yes" to bearing the Saviour of the World, as St Joseph had the option of having her stoned as an adultress if he didn't believe the child was the Son of God. We have to follow her perfect example.
In my experience, the more a child demands of her parents, the more they grow up, and learn to give. The Palins are growing more generous every day. I would love it if they grew to be the First Family some day.

Wendy Wright, the president of Concerned Women for America, told that Sarah Palin's response to her daughter’s pregnancy reminds her of the pro-life response she had to the news that her fifth child had Down syndrome.
“The surprise announcement that Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter is pregnant provided another opportunity for the vice-presidential candidate to make a politically convenient choice or the right one,” Wright told
“The family could have treated the innocent baby as a '
punishment' and secretly snuffed out the child's life to avoid a high-profile embarrassment,” Wright said, referring to comments Barack Obama made about his own daughters.
Judie Brown of American Life League said,"Human life is always something to celebrate as a gift of infinite beauty and value," said ALL president Judie Brown. "Even under trying circumstances, a child has come into the world made in the image and likeness of God. The Palin family is to be congratulated on their first grandchild."

Read the entire story at Life News.

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