Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What are you thankful for?

Today I went to visit the child that my mum and dad sponsor. Her name is Thembelihle and she is 9 years old. Her parents died from AIDS and she now lives with her elderly grandmother. 2 weeks ago we had an unbelievable storm, some say it was a hurricane.During this storm many people lost their homes and some lost their lives. Thembalihle was one of the lucky ones and all that happened was one wall came down. Their home is made mostly of mud and sticks and so when the rains come much of it gets washed away. Today I saw the damage first hand and I was heart broken. No one should live like this and yet sadly for millions in this country this is life, this is home sweet home.

Today I am thankful for my home, For electricity, for running water, for a front door that locks. I am thankful that I have a bed and a duvet and pillow that is dry and free of mould. I am thankful for my stove and my kitchen, for my fridge and my microwave.

I am thankful for EVERYTHING that He has given me.

The Kitchen.

The bedroom.

And yet they still smile!


deola said...

Lovely blog

Cristy said...

Oh Vashti.... How many thing we take for granted. So many times we are selfishly unthankful for what we have. So many things I EXPECT to have that most of the world does not have.... I am humbled. I am broken. I pray the Lord will use me to make a difference.

Chatty Kelly said...

When you see their smiles...makes it hard for me to get all grumpy about the things in my life, my spoiled, over indulgent USA life.

You are doing such good work there. Bless you.