Friday, December 13, 2013

CSP: On Having a Sick Child

Joy passed out on Grandma on Thanksgiving Day
I've had some sick babies in my house since the Monday before Thanksgiving.

One night this week at 1am I was holding Hope, just waiting for her to puke again because I knew it was coming.  She was so limp in my arms and I felt awful knowing there was quite literally nothing else I could do to make her feel better.

Then I thought about all the mothers in other countries who had no one to turn to when their babies were sick, no money to afford a doctor, and maybe even lacking basic knowledge of what nutrition and hydration a sick child needed.

And my heart broke. 

I felt hopeless for them as I felt helpless to do anything for my own child.

Then I remembered that I can do something other than feel hopeless.  This is what Compassion's Child Survival Program is all about.  They provide help and support from the time a mother becomes pregnant until her child can be officially enrolled as a school age child for sponsorship.

Mothers get prenatal care and nutrition supplements before and after the baby is born.  A worker will visit her home and help her learn how to care for and teach her baby.  They provide her with job skills and a support network of other mothers.

This is what makes a difference in the lives of sick children around the world.  We can do something!

Will you join me this Christmas in giving with Compassion?

Sponsor a Child in Jesus Name with Compassion

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