"How can there be too many children? It's like saying there are too many flowers." Mother Theresa

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A world where Momma's die

I struggled with whether or not to share this. I don't wish to use this blog to exploit my children in anyway. Though this is personal, I wish to share, maybe someone needs to be reminded of this reality for MILLIONS of children.
Simon said he had a memory of the day his Mother died. He talked with Grace about it and she said it was true. The day their sweet Mother was buried a young Grace threw dirt over her Momma's grave, wept and said to her dead mother "I will come and eat lunch with you tomorrow." She told me Mercy was 11 months old and she remembers slapping her that day too. She said "Me don't know why me (then she acted out slapping her)." She said Simon played outside that day in his underwear.
I left the room after this conversation and cried. Millions of little girls throw dirt on their Mothers graves each day. Millions.
The greatest thing I will ever accomplish in this life is the drying of those tears.


Beret said...

Oh, Lisa, I hate that this happened to them. Truly. But I'm so glad you can be there for them now and that they can remember together.

OneThankfulMom said...

Our children have experienced so much sorrow - it is unfathomable to us, but the reality for orphans all over the world.

Thank you for sharing.


The Niedermeyers said...

Thanks for sharing!

Chantelle said...

Thank you for sharing that. :( I do believe that world needs to be reminded. Even we adoptive moms need the reminding at times. ((hugs)) to you all.

Kimmie said...

What a gift God has given you, in being their Mama and being there to guide their steps and point them always to His heart for them.

mama to 8
one homemade and 6 3/4 adopted!