Choosing a different way Open hearts and open Minds Praying for change today Anxiously awaiting to See an end to homelessness Stepping out In faith Only hope I'm Not alone in this
I wrote ever so briefly in a previous post about the Baga massacre. Yesterday I read a hauntingly beautiful poem written by Olamide on her wonderful blog: Olamide’s Blog. Her words painted a vivid picture that leads one to reflection, followed by introspection. I cannot begin to fathom what it would be like to be in such a position, just trying to imagine it, unleashes a flood of emotions. Questions inevitably come up:
- Who will care for the orphaned children?
- Will they be reunited with their parents?
- How can people do these things to other people?
- How can we help?
Only God knows all the answers, and quite literally, He is the answer. God will care for the orphans. He was, He is, and He always will be their heavenly Father. People can do these things to one another due to sin. We can help by prayer, and in many other ways as well.
Some of us are standing up! I hope that awareness spreads, and people begin to open their eyes. Stand for what is right, all of the time, not only when it is convenient.
We are all children of God, that makes us family. Pray for Baga, pray for all.
He’s Beautiful & Perfect
Samuel Forrest had to make a choice that nobody should have to, thankfully he made the right one. When the Doctors brought his newborn son Leo into the room, they had his face covered up, and they would not allow Samuel to see him or his wife. The doctor said ‘there’s a real problem with your son.’ The Armenian doctors said ‘Leo has Down Syndrome,’ and they gave him the option to give up his son. This was not the difficult decision however. Forrest says “They took me in to see him and I looked at this guy and I said, he’s beautiful — he’s perfect and I’m absolutely keeping him.”
The Difficult Decision
When Samuel entered his wife’s hospital room holding Leo, his wife gave him an ultimatum. “She told me if I kept him then we would get a divorce.” Samuel Forrest chose to love his child, regardless of a disability, and his wife’s decision to leave him. His wife filed for divorce just one week after baby Leo’s birth.
The Right Decision
I am extremely elated that the father made the right choice, he chose love. I’m sure this is a difficult time, but he is focused on the positives. He is working with disability awareness groups to share his story. If you would like to help financially you can donate via his gofundme campaign: Bring Leo Home.
Original News Source by Nicole Pelletiere, ABC News.