Mom and Me
The Memorial houses a Mom & Me Shop providing free maternity and baby clothes to women in crisis pregnancies and women in need.
Formerly this room was used by the Delta Womens' Clinic as a changing room. Women were crammed into this room and told to put on a gown and wait for their turn to have their babies aborted.
Satan designed this changing room for death, Our Lady of Guadalupe crushed the head of the serpent and now clothes Her children with love and life.
My mother's heart provides all the tender care
When all looks dark and there is none to share
All life's trials and sorrows, scrapes and tears
My mother understands and always keeps me near
She wipes every tear, all my wounds she repairs
My mother's the greatest, there is none to compare
Our times together are filled with smiles and caresses
While her sweet singing voice soothes as it blesses
Drifting me off to sleep in her arms
So warm and secure, so safe from all harm
My mother has the ability to answer life's toughest questions
The purpose of being, the essence of feeling,
the meaning of love
Yes, my mother is the greatest, there is no question of that
Thus I will never cease to bless the mother who gave me life.
To my loving Mother Martha,
Ross and Carolyn McCalip were inspired to erect a Mom & Me Shop in the memorial after they visited the National Memorial to the Unborn in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Shown here are Carolyn McCalip with assistant, Donna Mahoney, preparing clothes for mom and baby.
Donna Mahoney encourages young women who visit
the memorial to follow the Marian code of dress,
modesty and purity.
The Mom & Me Shop also provides baby gifts to the sidewalk counselors
to give to women if they leave the abortion clinics and keep their babies.
These bundles of joy contain a card which reads,
Thanks Mom for giving me a birthday!
The Most Important Person On Earth
THE most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral - a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby's body.
The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God's creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature; God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation.
What on God's good earth is more glorious than this: to be a mother?
--Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty