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This picture is precious to me. This little girl is the apple of her daddy’s eye (& everyone else’s). She is happy and eager. She is also sweet and innocent. I love talking to her and hearing her tell stories. Her hugs are like kisses from heaven. She is gentle and honest.
She is a gem and to be treasured, just like EVERY girl (& child for that matter) on the planet.
Unfortunately there are people on this planet who do not feel that way.
They feel children have no place other that to serve in some way.
Sad.
This whole month I have spent time thinking & writing about slavery and the people who are embroiled in it in some way shape or form.
There are people who sell their children so that they can feed their other children and themselves. There are children who choose to be sold so they can “provide” for their families.
These children shouldn’t have to feel the need to “provide”. They shouldn’t be the commodity that is traded for other commodities. They should be cherished, loved, & made to feel safe. To do otherwise is a travesty.
Why isn’t more done about this problem? I dont have an answer or a fancy quip. I wish I did.
What I do know is that every child I come in contact from now on will feel cherished in some way. They will feel like they are important. I will work to build them up. That is my way of providing for them in the hopes that they feel important to one person (at least) on this planet.
That is the least I can do right now. What can you do?

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About syndlazo

I am a Christ follower and as such I am called to love. I do my best to heed that calling. I am also a wife, mother, daughter, sister, teacher, mentor, friend, photographer, & writer. I do my best to be transparent.

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