It’s both uplifting and heartbreaking to watch. Actor Justin Baldoni and his wife Emily made a video as they announced their pregnancy to family and friends around the world. Their coworkers, their friends, their parents, all cheered for joy. They literally sobbed tears of pure happiness and excitement. You would think this was the first baby ever created these people are so elated. Men and women alike. No one was untouched by the news. You can watch the video here, but just be ready, you are guaranteed to cry, or at least smile.
But as your heart melts, you may wonder what’s so heartbreaking about this beautiful video. Quite simply, there are babies who won’t ever receive such a warm welcome or any welcome at all. But this video shows us how it should be with every baby. Every single baby, no matter the situation, the family, the age of the mother, should be welcomed with this level of enthusiasm. THIS is how we should all see new life.
Think of the relief that unexpectedly pregnant women will feel when you jump for joy at their news. So many women are scared to tell family and friends. So many women are pressured to abort their beloved child out of fear – fear of what their family will think, fear of what the future will bring, fear that no one will help them care for their surprise baby. But you, with love in your heart, can change that, by not just crying for joy, but actually helping them welcome their baby into the world and helping them care for that baby – whether it’s through gifts, advice, or babysitting.
Some pregnancies are going to come as a shock. That’s just the way it is. But once that shock is over, listen to the parents and really hear them and their concerns, but always treat their child as nothing less than a blessing and a gift. You can bring the kind of joy in this video to a mother, father and child in your life.