Nurturing New Mothers
Yesterday I was saddened and encouraged by the sight of a new mother and here one week old baby. It was obvious that the mother was still recovering from having given labor by the way she walked. I offered to help her because I could see that she was struggling. Imagine my sisters in the West who have given birth, riding a motorcycle after only one week of birth.
I assisted her up the hill where we both live, and realized she still had far to go carrying a baby and a bag. I asked here to get further transportation up the hill only to realize, she didn't have the money to pay for it. I'd already felt helpless to assist another human being, who laid only a 100 yards away stretched out on a mattress with the spirit having left his body to begin is ascension towards the inevitable decay, as it waited for the wife to come and claim here husband who'd decided to take his life. His body was beiing displayed for all the immediate community and drive bys to see, what happens when we lose hope and the strength to go on.
So, when I saw this mother, I felt it was my opportunity to assist someone who needed help before they lose hope. I was struck by the strength of this mother and all mothers who continue to endure despite the challenges. Seeing the contrast of the young man who'd given up hope and the mother struggling to hold on to hope, the hope of her child and the love she would impart to it. What is so ironic is the the young man took his life while his wife was at a women's group for economic development. She was seeking out help and hope beyond her husband, but wallowed in self pity and lost all hope.
And it struck me, how powerfilled we women truly are and become more so the encouragement of each other. It also made me realize how we need to spend more time nurturing new mothers and giving them hope and courage at a time when they are called on to give so much of themselves. Giving to others gives us the strength to keep going even in the face of challenges.
So, I challenge you my sisterfriends around the world to reach out to a new mother today, and any person who can use an encouraging word to keep going and know that a better day is coming. Transform challenging energy into positive energy and then the power of love begins to flow into infinity, do stop keeping on!!! Keep nurturing the world with love!