I read a post about a woman who went viral for publicly posting her drinking alcohol while breastfeeding her child last night. It made me cringe. No I’m not sorry for having gut-wrenching feelings about what someone else does to their baby. I am too #PROLife for that. I thought about it all night. I held my son in my arms while I thought about what difference I might could make in this ridiculous cry for attention from women. I literally had a dream about my role and why these topics take such a toll on my own life. And it hit me.
THIS is what Pro-Choice is doing to our society. We CHOOSE so much we forget to care who we hurt by our choices.
Newsflash world! Just because you seek and find someone to agree with you doesn’t make it anymore right or justified in what is BEST practice.
I haven’t touched alcohol in almost 2 years. Why? One it was just dumb to me to be a growing entrepreneur chasing after the world to spend another single day slowed down or not cognizant. Being dehydrated is nothing to brag about.
“The amount of water in the human body ranges from 50-75%. The average adult human body is 50-65% water, averaging around 57-60%. The percentage of water in infants is much higher, typically around 75-78% water, dropping to 65% by one year of age.” – ThoughtCo.com
Regardless what one CAN consume why would you want to dehydrate yourself or risk your child being affected?
I’m no Doctor but it makes ZERO sense to me to fight this all for proving a point to desperate Mothers seeking attention.
I have watched far too many people fall off their track. And I GOT PREGNANT. So I asked myself, not how many beers or glasses of wine can I have while pregnant or breastfeeding?? No! The thought NEVER crossed my mind. Instead I asked myself if I start drinking again after pregnant how will I someday show my child how lovely life is without it? They DESERVE a better example. So regardless what I may have wanted I did what was best for my child just like my Mother did for me. She still doesn’t drink. She taught me to see no value in wasting time or brain cells. No one can tell me it is best for their child if their Mother drinks. Therefore you are making a ‘you’ decision. Call it what it is. Personally I would hate to be under influence in the event my child really needed me. So that night out does NOTHING for me. Moms don’t feel like you HAVE to drink just to have a social life or relax either. There is PLENTY more opportunity for finding peace. I promise you alcohol has never brought me the peace I needed.
As much as the woman in the post of her breastfeeding at a winery wants to prove her child didn’t die or have any negative effects from her Mother’s RISK, I’d like to share with the world if you go without alcohol YOU WONT DIE FROM IT. 🗞 In fact, what that post did not share is you shorten your own life up to 30 years when you DO drink.
So I must ask myself AND encourage others to ask themselves, regardless what I can do or get away with, is it worth it? I can also tell you that you will spend a lot less time proving to yourself or anyone else what you can and can’t manage in life when sober.
Enough people and souls have been lost. Enough have given up. No matter what stat someone shares you can’t bring back years of broken homes and hearts.
I’d give anything to reach the people who matter most to me on this topic, but that won’t happen til they decide they matter. So I’ll leave this for the world to see. If I die soon, I don’t want my people to wake up in the morning wondering how I felt on things that were important to me. I rather they know without a doubt where I stood.
As for me and mine, alcohol is NOT welcome. Which means I’ve had to make some pretty bold moves in the friends category and I’ll never want it back.
Never really paid attention to this verse before. But today it definitely stood out. “Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the Lord that one gets justice.”