Apparently, orphan babies in Uganda won’t cry and the reason is incredibly sad. This mother has shared the shocking reason on social media. She posted a picture of Luella, her daughter, and the story has been making it’s viral rounds on the internet.
Dayna Mager said the photo was taken several weeks ago. Her caption was what it was like being “in the heat of this exhausting, beautiful thing we call parenthood.”
Here’s her eye opening full story:
“One of the first times Matt and I left Luella, was to a worship concert. At that conference, a missionary shared his story, and it shook me to the core. A moment that would forever be burned in my fragile, hormone raging, new mommy heart that had already become 100xs more fragile after meeting her.
That missionary was in an orphanage in Uganda, and he has been in many before, but this one was different. He walked into a nursery with over 100 filled cribs with babes. He listened in amazement and wonder as the only sound he could hear was silence. A sound that is beyond rare in ANY nursery, let alone a nursery where over 100 new babes laid. He turned to his host and asked her why the nursery was silent. Then, her response to him is something I will never, ever forget. EVER. This was my ‘why’ moment. She looked at him and said, ‘After about a week of them being here, and crying out for countless hours, they eventually stop when they realize no one is coming for them…’
They stop crying when they realize no one is coming for them. Not in 10 minutes, not in 4 hours, and maybe, perhaps, not ever…
I broke. I literally could have picked up pieces of my heart scattered about the auditorium floor. But instead, it stirred in me a longing, a hunger… A promise in my spirit. We came home, and that night as Luella rested her tiny little 10lb body against mine and we rocked, I made a promise to her. A promise that I would always come to her.
At 2:00am when pitiful desperate squeals come through a baby monitor, I will come to her.
Her first hurt, her first heartbreak, we will come to her. We will be there to hold her, to let her feel, to make decisions on her own, and we will be there. We will show her through our tears and frustrations at times, that it is okay to cry, and it’s ok to feel. That we will always be a safe place, and we will always come to her.”
Her story has gone massively viral and people have been reacting to the very depressing reality which was relayed to this mother.
One person commented the following, while many more stated how the story brought instant tears to their eyes.
“God, how tragic – Anytime anywhere women are forced to bear children they already know they cannot possible feed or shelter, this shall be the outcome.”
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