Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Corner Stones















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Seeing the smiles on the faces of the children above, it would be hard to imagine that they were abandoned by people delegated by God  to care for them :(. Those were the thoughts that went through my head while I was at an Orphanage recently (Abuja Children's Home – visit sometime :)) and those thoughts have been filtering in and out of my head all week; Why go through the hassle of carrying a child for nine months, go through the pains of child birth and then give that same child up?...I still can't comprehend it. 

It's really heart shattering when you visit these kids and all they do is hold on tightly to you, craving the love and affection that almost everyone who grew up in an average family takes for granted.  I am not an advocate of abortions but what makes a person who commits abortion at the early stage of pregnancy different from someone who carries it full term and then dumps the child in a dumpster?. What is the huge difference? *confused face*, because in my humble opinion, I think they are very closely related; the difference maybe that in the first instance you have to come to terms with the fact that you "killed" a fetus while in the second instance you live with  an illusion and in an absolute state of denial, thinking a good Samaritan will pick the child up from the dumpster *raised eyebrow*. What if the child dies, is that not the same as "killing" a child?.

I can go on and on with my questions :), but the major thing I and a lot of people (I guess) would want to know is why give up on something you spent nine months of your life nurturing?. Why?

PS: Deviating just a little from my line of questioning :), I would like to suggest that we create a little time out of our verrrryyyy busy schedules to visit these places (Orphanages) from time to time. Trust me, you will feel like a million bucks for putting that smile on the faces of these children, try it…it won’t hurt and they don’t bite :).

“At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done.

We will be judged by 'I was hungry and you gave me to eat, I was naked and you clothed me, I was homeless and you took me in.'

Hungry not only for bread -- but hungry for love. Naked not only for clothing -- but naked for human dignity and respect. Homeless not only for want of a room of bricks -- but homeless because of rejection” -
Mother Teresa


“I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again” - Stephen Grellet


Smile. 

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