A mother shared her shocking story about orphans in Uganda on Facebook. According to their post, they wouldn’t cry for the most depressing reason.
Dayna Mager posted a picture of her daughter Luella and the story has since gone viral. She explains that the photo was taken a few weeks earlier and that it captures what it’s like “to be in the heat of this exhausting, beautiful thing we call parenthood.”
Read her story below.
“One of the first times Matt and I left Luella was for a worship concert. At that conference, a missionary shared his story, and it shook me to the core. A moment that would forever be etched into my fragile, hormone raging, new mommy heart that had already become 100 times more fragile after meeting her.
This missionary has been to an orphanage in Uganda and he has been to many others, but this one was different. He walked into a nursery with over 100 cribs filled with babies. He listened in amazement and wonder, for the only sound he could hear was silence. A sound that is more than rare in EVERY child’s room, let alone a child’s room where over 100 new babies have been laid. He turned to his hostess and asked her why the nursery was silent. Then her reaction to him is something I will never forget. JE. That was my why moment.
She looked at him and said, “After about a week of being here and screaming for countless hours, they finally stop when they realize no one is coming for them…”
… They stop crying when they realize that no one is coming for them. Not in 10 minutes, not in 4 hours and maybe, maybe, never…
I broke. I could have literally picked up pieces of my heart that were scattered across the auditorium floor. But instead it made me yearn, hunger… A promise in my mind.
We got home, and that night, as Luella leaned her tiny 10-pound body against mine and we rocked, I made her a promise. A promise that I would always come to her.
At 2:00 am, when pathetic desperate cries come through a baby monitor, I will come to her.
Her first pain, her first heartbreak, we’ll come to her. We will be there to hold them, to make them feel, to make their own decisions, and we will be there. We will sometimes show her through our tears and frustrations that it’s okay to cry and it’s okay to feel. That we will always be a safe place and will always come to her.”
Her post quickly went viral, garnering almost 60,000 likes and over 20,000 shares. Commentators reacted to the sad story.
“God, how tragic – whenever women are forced to give birth to children they already know they can’t feed or house, this will be the result,” said one commenter.
Another wrote: “What a sad very sad story it brought tears to my eyes.”
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