Sometimes God speaks to our hearts in the simplest moments. The other day I was blessed to be able to sit and talk with a dear friend while our children played at her house. While we talked, we had a nature channel on while we engaged in a wonderful conversation. At one point we were enthralled with a polar bear and her young cubs. They came out from under the snow and her new cubs waddled over to the mother polar bear as she enticed them with her mother's milk. When we see a mother nursing her child, it is one of the most beautiful sites anyone can ever imagine...whether it is in the animal kingdom or human kingdom.
I remember those holy and peaceful moments as a young mother when I was able to nurse my babies. I actually felt a life force leaving my body as it nurished my baby. Being able to give and provide for my children trumps any job or career I've had or could have in life. It is an experience that is so full of love that only women are able to experience from the designs of our heavenly Father when it comes to nursing. There is a driving hateful force at odds with this beautiful image that we are encountering in our society today. Everytime I hear of the legislation our evil president, Barrack Obama, puts forth like abortion and contraception, this image flashes into my mind and I'm overwhelmed with concern for young women in our society.
Making peaceful religious people violate their own conscience by forcing them to encourage/promote behaviors, participate in activities or provide products that are immoral to their belief system. This is a direct assault on Religious Freedom gauranteed to citizens in the First Amendment. This is not equality but oppression.