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This is what wrecks me

Jumbo Gerber is our director in Swaziland. He just wrote about the following four people: Mamba (age 7) was hanged by his stepfather A little baby boy was found this week in a long drop toilet A mom sleeping with her two children in the rain after her house was blown do…
By Seth Barnes

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Jumbo Gerber is our director in Swaziland. He just wrote about the following four people:

Mamba (age 7) was hanged by his stepfather

A little baby boy was found this week in a long drop toilet

A mom sleeping with her two children in the rain after her house was blown down by a storm

The mother of 7 children who does not see an alternative to selling her body to provide for her children

The mother of seven wrecked him:

“Today I saw a mom that is at the end of her rope; a mom that is beyond desperate to try to do better so that her children would not be sent home from school for stealing other kids’ food … because their last meal was the previous day at the care point.

A mom who wants her children to be safe, warm and dry in their home. A mom who feels she is all alone and has nobody to talk to about her struggles, a mom that is blaming herself for the bad decisions she has made after her husband past away. A mom that knows she is a bad example for her older kids, because they know and see what she does.  

I saw a mom who wants to change; a mom who, even in the most difficult circumstances, has not abandoned her children. I saw a mom who wants to do better; a mom who wants to leave her children a legacy.”
 

And it wrecks me too. I think, “My problems are first world problems.”

What wrecks you?

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