Governor Palin Addresses Extraordinary Women Conference in Greenville
Posted by Sarah Palin Web Brigade on March 18, 2012
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Governor Palin addressed the Extraordinary Women Conference at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville, South Carolina last night. She gave her testimony of faith, talked about media bias, and apparently gave an example as it related to her son Trig.
Clark Brooks at GreenvilleOnline.com reports:
She rolled out some of her familiar hits at Washington — “How’s that hopey-changey thing going for ya?” and a reprise of “Drill, baby, drill.” But she saved the serious haymakers for the “lamestream media.”
The silver lining, though, was the story of her son, Trig, told as an example of awful reporting, but a lovely story nonetheless.
Trig, who turns 4 next month, came as a surprise, Palin said. She was pretty busy at the time running Alaska, and adding a child to the family seemed daunting, she said.
Just as she adjusted to that, her doctor told her the baby she was carrying might have Down syndrome.
“I said, oh no, Lord, that’s not part of the plan, because you always promised that you would never give us anything that we couldn’t handle, and I don’t think I can handle that,” Palin said.
Her sister had given birth to a baby with autism, she said, and the family always credited God with knowing she, not Sarah, was the one best equipped to raise a child with special needs.
The doctor confirmed the diagnosis, and Palin faced a choice.
“I’ve always been pro-life,” she said, “and I’ve always counseled others to choose life and God took me through a situation, though, where I think he was whispering to me, ‘Are you gonna walk the walk or are you just gonna talk the talk?’”
Through months of adjusting, God strengthened her pro-life views, she said, and the minute Trig was born, she received her reward.
“God just filled me up with pure, overwhelming joy,” she said. “He’s changed our lives.
“When we look at our son, all we see is perfection. When we look at Trig, we say OK, there’s the world’s standards of perfection and then there’s God’s standards. And at the end of the day, that’s all that matters, His standards of perfection.”
“And Trig is amazing, he’s so amazing. And I have gone from being full of fear to being just overwhelmed with joy. We can’t imagine life without him.”