Why We Do What We Do

starfish02One of our Helpline volunteers presented us with this beautiful starfish ornament along with the following story:

As the old man walked the beach at dawn he noticed a boy ahead of him picking up starfish and flinging them into the sea.

Finally catching up with the boy, he asked why he was doing this. The answer was that the stranded starfish would die if left until the morning sun.

“But the beach goes on for miles and there are millions of starfish,” said the old man. “How can your efforts make any difference?”

The boy looked at the starfish in his hand and then threw it safely into the waves. “It makes a difference to this one,” he said.

We at 1st Way are making a difference one baby at a time. Each time a mom turns from having an abortion to choosing life for her baby, we add a starfish to our Tree of Life.