Monday, August 15, 2011

Left to die or left for help

I had the privilege of meeting 21 day old "Marie" who was wrapped in a towel and left on the streets of Guatemala. Once she was found, she spent five days in a local hospital were she was diagnosed with hydrocephalus (water on the brain). "Marie" will have surgery next month to remove most of the water on her brain. The physicians have high hopes that she will be 'normal' once her surgery is complete. In the mean time she will live in an orphanage located outside of Guatemala City. Since "Marie" has not been recognized/claimed by any family members she will spend the rest of her life in an orphanage after her surgery. She will not be adoptable as she will be awarded to Guatemala.
As I looked at this beautiful baby my thoughts grew weary and my heart was heavy. My thoughts were two fold, how does this beautiful baby feel and what was the person thinking who left this child on the streets of Guatemala? While I wonder, make up stories in my mind and pray the only one who knows the truth is our heavenly father.


Leah and Maya said...

its terrible isn't it. She should have a family. I would understand why they would leave her in order to get her help they probably couldn't get. So happy to live here in the US.

Monitor working great. One nap he was sleeping on his stomache along the edge of the bed, luckily I wasn't tryignto get anything done outsode becasue the alarm went off over and over so I finally turned that part off.

Reba said...

Precious little baby. :( How that tugs at my heart. I wish there were simple solutions for these children.