Ironically I first published this post in July of 2008, but with all of the hoopla and congratulations made in the media over the birth of Kate Hudson’s child (a truly miraculous event, and this article in no way disparages any child. It is directed towards the ones who have a choice…the parents) I felt the need to revisit this situation.
Okay, I’ve just about had it. Everyone is so afraid of being accused of being judgemental, that no one will speak the truth. What ever happened to “first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in a carriage”?
P. Diddy, Jamie Lynn Spears, Nicole Richie, Babyface (not you too Babyface!!!!), and Halle Berry…come on….Oscar winner Halle Berry. And my goodness, don’t even think about “multiple babies out of wedlock” world ambassador Angelina Jolie!!! Babies are a natural outcome of love shared between two people who have committed their lives to each other and agreed to raise the baby in a two-parent home full of love. Sure every marriage doesn’t work out. Sometimes divorce enters the picture. That’s sad, but at least the initial intentions were true and pure. And sometimes circumstances (namely death) are way beyond our control and a being a single parent is the only option.
Why does the media glorify these baby mammas and daddies that, but for their astronomical incomes, would be just another welfare statistic?
I give props to J. Lo, Nicole Kidman, Usher, Mariah and Nick Cannon, David and Victoria Beckham and all the others who even in the fantasy world of stardom are doing the right thing by God, society and their children by at least bringing their children into the world in the institution of marriage and family. Thank you.