Surely you know who Joel Salatin is, if not, check out the trailer for this popular film he was featured in. Recently he asked this question…
“If you — Mom — don’t start doing something now, who will? Which malady or sickness will finally make you pay attention?”
How many do you know who struggle with diabetes? Obesity? Cancer?
How many of them are kids?
In the foreword he goes on to say…
“This is a mom book. It’s written by a mom for moms. One heart to another. It’s a take charge thing. It’s not about waiting for the American Heart Association to come around. It’s not about waiting for the government to adjust healthy American dietary guidelines. It has nothing to do with recommendations from the American Medical Association, or what your insurance company will cover. Have you ever seen a mother hen fight for her chicks? She’ll fight to the death to keep the hawk away. She’ll fight a snake, a dog. Ever watch a cow defend her calf against a coyote? She’ll die of exhaustion before letting a predator attack her calf. Kristen exhibits that spirit. Goodness, too many moms today have lost their protective instinct. They’ve formed alliances with the Coyote Association. Tragically, they don’t think they’re strong enough to fight the coyotes.”
The message in Kristen's book is so powerful, that it must get out. What we see happening all around us has to stop. I hope you'll share this post with anyone you know who doesn't have kids yet, who may be pregnant now, or anyone who has children or grandchildren!