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Saturday, June 3, 2017

June 2, 2017: Del Rio News-Herald * OPINION * Letter to the Editor * Celebrate Conception Day!

Letter to the Editor,

Celebrate Conception Day!

Let us contemplate the beautiful reality that the pro-life movement has established another reason for us to celebrate the God-given gift of life, and that is to celebrate the day of our conception.

We celebrate birthdays, we celebrate the day we were born; but as true pro-life advocates, we should also and probably more importantly celebrate our conception day.

Of course that day will not be as exact as our birthday, but there is a website: “When Was I Conceived” that when we enter our birthday it calculates our conception date, when we were likely conceived sometime during a week’s length of time. And then we can choose a date within that week to celebrate as our Conception Day or better yet we can celebrate the entire week.

And then for fun it lets us know what was going on the week we were conceived by telling us that it's possible our parents were listening to a certain song, since that song was the weekly #1 Song on the hit list charts.
Or simply subtract 40 weeks from our birthday, but not all of us were born exactly at 40 weeks; there is another website: “Retro Conception Birthday Calculator” which allows us to calculate our possible conception day based on our birthday and the number of weeks gestation that we possibly spent in the womb developing.
We all began our life’s journey not when we exited our mother’s womb but when we were conceived in our mother’s womb.

When our father’s sperm fertilized our mother’s ovum we began our life long journey developing from cells to fetus to embryo, until we burst forth into the world in all our wondrous glory.

Let us grow not only in age in time and space, but most importantly in sage wisdom and everlasting grace. It’s really about celebrating the glorious gift of life that begins at conception and is fully actualized and realized on our birthday.

I’m cheerfully celebrating my Conception Day on June 4, Pentecost Sunday!
Conceived and Born in Del Rio

Marian Casillas, Ed.D.