At 23 weeks pregnant with twin boys my mind is on all things baby. As I pin baby ideas to my pinterest board, look through baby magazines and browse through baby stores my natural instinct is to create the most beautiful loving environment for my sweet babies before they arrive. I feel so blessed (and relieved) that our nursery is almost ready for our boys complete with two cribs, a rocking chair, and lots of sweet decorations on the walls, shelves and bookcases. Our cabinets are full of bottles and our closet with diapers.
I cannot imagine what it would be like to feel helpless when it came to preparing a place for my child or taking care of them when they arrived. To think that there are women who have been abandoned, taken advantage of, left with nothing and no way to prepare or provide for their baby or baby on the way breaks my heart.
This is a reality for many women, but fortunately for the women in this video someone has stepped in. It is so inspiring to see the efforts of the Sak Saum staff (one of the ministries Fight for THEM helps support) making a difference in the lives of not only young women but their children as well. These women are equipped with skills to work and make money to take care of their children and lead them in a loving lifestyle so that vicious cycles of abuse, abandonment and neglect are broken.
“Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.” -Mother Teresa
My heart is overjoyed that these precious lives will feel loved, cared for and wanted from the very beginning.