Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The last time I saw Nevaeh...


I held her tiny hands in mine fighting back tears.  I didn’t want her to know how sad I really was.  She couldn’t know that was the last time I would ever see her face.  Those bright brown eyes clinging on to hope that someday life will be better.  I hugged her tightly for one last time, trying as hard as I could to remember every detail of this moment.  I said “Bye Veah, I love you.” waved goodbye and walked out of the church with silent tears streaming down my face.  ”She will be ok, she will be ok.”  I recited over and over to myself, not wanting to face the reality that she has a high risk of being abused, dropping out of school, and becoming addicted to drugs.  She is just a little girl.  A little girl that wants to be a princess and loves Dora.  I wonder sometimes why I wasn’t the one that god chose to be poor and face the same challenges she has.  Then I realize it’s because i’m supposed to make a difference for people like her.  I am so fortunate for all that I have.  I need to make a difference for people like Nevaeh.  I am never going to give up on these kids.

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  1. That is really beautiful. Is she one of the Safe Family children?
    My family watched a baby girl five days a week for nine months. Then her mom decided that she did not want us to watch her anymore. Not because of anything we had done, she had been pressured by someone else to have someone else watch the baby. I didn't know the new babysitters. I did not trust them. I still don't. but I know God is always watching her. we got to watch her again today. She is okay. But it seems like she doesn't get enough sleep. She is really fussy, she never used to be. But she is safe, because of God.
    So, yeah. I feel ya. God will watch over Nevaeh. He will protect her.
    God bless

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