|Joy passed out on Grandma on Thanksgiving Day|
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?