It has been one year since I wrote my now infamous Love Letter From Your Unvaccinated Friend blog post for AmericanMom.
My story was a common one – most of my friends and extended family chose to receive the experimental c**** vaccine and I declined. Like many people in my situation, some of my friendships became strained and in the end, I lost my mom tribe.
I was never one to give up or roll over, so I continued setting the example for my children that even when things are tough, right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it. I invested my free time into helping my good friend get elected to the local school board and overthrow the board chairperson that spearheaded the unnecessary masking of our children. I poured myself into a new church and a wonderful group of families that I am now “doing life with.” I feel God’s presence in my life more now than ever before.
All of this to say- I wasn’t sure what the future held for me after I so publicly announced my personal decision regarding such a heated topic. A year later, I can honestly say it was the best thing I have ever written. What a long, strange trip it’s been through the unpleasant and merciless world wide web this past year. But I am so happy with the relationships I have found because of this article and the people who reached out and thanked me for essentially telling their story as well. I will be eternally grateful that I found a home at AmericanMom and for the work we are doing together to strengthen our American families.
I continue to pray for all the families that were coerced and threatened into taking a shot they didn’t want but felt like they didn’t have a choice. I hoped I wasn’t right about the shot, but every day I hear or read about someone who was seemingly healthy “dying suddenly.”
In conclusion – one year later – I am very, very happy with my decision to remain (unapologetically) unvaccinated.