To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? And other hard decisions. . .

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“YOU’RE CRAZY.” I know that’s what you are thinking. And, I may be a little crazy, but that’s ok. I’m an actress/director so I have tough skin (yah, we get a LOT of criticism!) But, I want to talk about this issue a little differently then you might expect.

The reason this is fresh on my mind is because of a conversation I had with my chiropractor yesterday. I told him that I was taking my son in for his one year wellness check the next day. We got into a discussion about vaccines and, as you would expect from a chiropractor, he recommended no shots.  Of course I have heard both sides of this issue and have people I know who feel strongly about both sides. And, That’s when I got thinking.

We are just trying to do the best we can. 

My son is one. He can’t make this decision. He can’t tell me, “You know what, mom, I don’t think these vaccines are safe. I don’t want you to put them in my body. Thanks.”

My husband and I have to make these decisions for him.

And we are just trying to do the best we can. 

The issue of vaccines is enough to drive a mother crazy. Have you been here?

Have I researched it enough?

Am I making the right decision?

What if my child gets autism?

What if my child gets a disease the vaccines are trying to prevent?

How do I know if I am doing the right thing?

ARGHHHHH! I think these questions mean something important though.

You are only doing the best you can.

As Christian parents, we make decisions to the best of our finite ability and then we leave our children in God’s hands. I know some people are really worked up about this issue. But, remember when you talk to another mom about it, that they are only doing the best that they can.

I find so much comfort from these verses. For my own life, and for the life of my son.

“My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.” (Psalm 139:15-16 NKJV)

God already knows our days. He knows us better than we can IMAGINE. And before our children were even formed, He knew their days. He loves them and He loves us and He knows we are trying to do our best. You keep doing what you’re doing. You love your baby. You want what’s best.

Just keep doing the best you can. 

So, do I vaccinate? Not the point. I’m not even going to say. But, I’ll tell you this. I love my son more than anything in this world. And you better believe the decisions I make for him will be made to the best of my finite ability.

Then I have to throw my hands up in the air and say, “God, please give me Heavenly wisdom to make hard decisions. And take my decisions and use them for Logan’s best. Whatever that is.”

Keep doing the best that you can. I support you!

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