Precious Feet pins
Posted January 1, 2010on:
I started wearing a Precious Feet pin a few weeks ago. On the whole, I haven’t had a lot of apparent response yet, except for a lady working at the deli who cheered and who I thought was going to come around the counter (or possibly over it) to give me a hug.
I took some to a women’s Bible study I sometimes attend, and poured them out on a table, with the comment that they were free, for anyone who wanted one. One lady got quiet and withdrawn, and stayed that way through the potluck we had after the study. I wanted to talk to her, but it never fell out that we could get alone, without me being pushy about it, and it didn’t seem the time or place to push. Otherwise, the ladies were either enthusiastic, or not interested. Two ladies – I found this interesting – each picked up a pin, looked at it, and said, “Oh, I have one of these already… somewhere…” It turns out they both used to wear one, but fell out of it, and aren’t quite sure why. One of them used to work at a crisis pregnancy center, it turns out. I didn’t know that. Now the whole group knows, which might bear fruit in the long run.
We’ve added the lapel pins at the bookstore, nestled in with the fetal models. It helps, I think, to have both. The “naked babies” freak out some people who aren’t freaked out by the pins. They both come with information cards, which, of course, do much of the heart softening and mind changing.
The other day a teen boy took his time studying a fetal model, and took a look at the pins, and read the cards. I know he comes from a solidly pro-life family (honestly Catholic, for one thing, and a history of outspokenness on the issue for three generations now), but I’m also sure he’s getting contrary messages from the culture, so I was glad we could give him some reinforcement.