“Every 90 seconds a Mother dies in childbirth. Globally, 2.9 million babies don’t make it through their first month of life because they don’t have access to basic health care.”
I cannot really comprehend these facts. In our world, where we are surrounded by choice, luxury and the very best health care, how can you possibly comprehend this happening?
“In Nepal, the maternal and child mortality rate is amongst the world’s worst. Every 4 hours a Nepali woman dies due to preventable complications in pregnancy and childbirth. Every 2 hours a Nepali newborn dies.”
We can all help change these heart breaking statistics.
Hold them while you can.
Forgive yourself, and let go of that inner voice trying to chip away at your parenting mojo. It can be relentless, as can the outside voices trying to pull you in different directions.
My little person with the huge heart and spirit is 7 this week. Yes, yes I know .. time flies and all that. I have actually never uttered those words, and I find that they can suck the joy out of your days. Please don’t let them add to the already fleeting nature of raising small children.
BIG question .. I know! The possible answers are pretty much limitless. Suffering is everywhere, suffering is a part of being alive. Some say that pain and loss are the price we pay for love. Then there are the types of suffering that just defy any logic .. children with cancer, animal cruelty, terrorism. I’m not going any further with that list, this post is ultimately a story of hope, acceptance and grace. Promise ..