Please go read this And tell me why.
I cannot fathom the reasons that governments are not placing the best interest of hundreds of children in front of politics. These children NEED their families. These babies need their mommas. These children are suffering. Not only are they scared, confused, hungry, and thirsty- but they have to deal with death and destruction surrounding them. A nanny, who cared for some of these children lost her life in an orphanage. Her body is still there, unable to be moved. These children are confronted with scenes that no child should ever have to see. They should never have to smell the stench of death.
These babies should have the right to be with their families. They have the right to be in a safe, sweet spot. Have loving arms to hold them and tell them everything is alright. To be there at night when the fears, the grieving and the monsters of the past come and take hold. They need warm jammies and milk, and whispers of bedtime stories and lullabies. They need to hear laughter. These children need a place to play, to run, to jump in puddles, to climb trees and conquer imaginary kingdoms. They need brothers and sisters to giggle with while playing hide and seek. They need their families.
Instead, they get nothing. No help. They get to walk over rubble. They have to hear the weeping of mourning wives. They have to see the destruction. Their eyes will take in death. With no guarantee of not getting turned back once they get to the US Embassy. No water. No food. Not even a potty. Instead, they have uncertainty, instability, fear and the unknown.
Thankfully, we have a God who is bigger then all thins. And I know that He hears the cries of his children. Friends. I do not know what will occur. I do not know. But I know that my prayers will continue for these children, their parents and the entire nation of Haiti. My heart is heavy this morning. Somehow, I know, good will come. Oh Lord, please. Bring these babies home.