Saturday, October 16, 2010

31 for 21: She Died An Orphan.

November 25, 2005 - October 2010

This little girl just recently passed away.

She died an orphan, just because she had something different in her genetic makeup.

She lived most of her life in a crib with hardly any stimulation.

On the days she was brought outside, she was kept in a stroller or crib.

She had a heart murmur that would've needed correction sooner than later.

Because of that, the nurses & doctors thought she was even worth "less." That she shouldn't have been adopted.

A family never came for her, although many people advocated and raised money for her adoption grant.

And so, at the young age of barely 5 years old, she died. Died abandoned. Just because she was "imperfect."

I can't even begin to imagine someone giving their child up to an orphanage because they are "different."

This little girl was just a few months younger than Osiyyah. That really puts things into perspective.

I know how much Osiyyah can do. I know how much he understands. I know how normal of a life he lives. I know how healthy he is, all by God's kindness. I know how he can interact with people in daily life. I know how active he is. I know how motivated he is. I know how much he has thrived.

All because God was extremely merciful to him & us and he was born into a family that loved him just as much as any other child, even though he has a little something extra.

To see a 5 year old child kept in a crib most of her life? Unimaginable. Unthinkable that someone could do that.

And that's the way this poor little girl died. She died as a 5 year old orphan who spent most of her day in a crib.

Sad. Sad. Sad. I have to hold back the tears as type this post up.

This gives me comfort though: "The Lord executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed." (Psalm 103:6)



Cindy said...

:( :( :(

Jenny R said...

It is too sad for words.. Every child deserves love and a home.. It's heart breaking that any child should have to die alone for any reason..

Neha said...

She did not die abandoned. He took her in His care. He knew she needed Him and His love. Finally, she would have someone to hold and love her. May her soul rest in peace.

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