2019 Christmas was awesome with the blind and their families.

Edith Ijeh
Posted December 30, 2019 from Nigeria
Me packing up items for distribution
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This year I had every reason to cancel this trip but I refused to. I remembered the tears of joy and happiness in the faces of women and children in come in contact with on Christmas day. My heart was restless knowing how my kids will be looking out for me, I allowed the stories I read on worldpulse play in my head over and over again. I looked back at growing up and my current situation, fear gripped my heart knowing what it's feels like to have nothing is actually an inspiration to help you know. 

 I decided no matter what happens that I will turn up for Alaba rago Christmas giving this year. Till the 24th nothing had happened until that evening when I eventually got some cloths to add up to what I already had.  On the 25th my sisters at giving mum (6 person watsap group) raised about 50$ to add up as support and I also got some personal cash with me. 

I bought Rice, garri etc..  And I started packing them gradually alone. I finish at about 2pm and needed to move them down to the mini community where the majority are blind people with their wife and children.

As I walked down the slums some young men rushed out holding sticks with very angry tone,  I couldn't understand what was happening until it's was almost turning a fight,  I was afraid as I have experienced something similar in 2017 when I wanted to empower women and girls in this community though a different location.

I summoned courage from the tons of stories that I have read on world pulse once again, being a survival of domestic violence and emotional abuse I looked right into their eyes and begged them to allow my put a smile on my fellow women face. I brought out an industrial hair cover and covered up my head immediately. 

I spoke of empathy, Love, poverty and starvation and guess what they joined me and we became a team . They lead me to this very small community with special persons. 

Our distribution was love filled, the women and children where happy. Even my team mates got this for themselves as their cloths where worn out also, even though I was forced to pay them in the end  

I left feeling fufiled and thankful to the writers of all the stories I have read on this platform of sisterhood. 

Note : I couldn't take enough pictures because I was afraid of loosing my phone. 

Important :I am not a good writer so please ignore all typo errors and love a sister with her flaws. I love you all 

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Lisbeth
Jan 01
Jan 01

Dear Edith we welcomed you back. It's nice to have you here. See the love you are spreading. I can see the joy in their hearts even as much is not seen in their faces.

May you continue to have the courage and zeal to share love beyond the month of December.
Have a very blissful day and God bless your efforts.
Hugs
Lizzy

Edith Ijeh
Jan 01
Jan 01

Thanks so much Lisbeth. Yes beyond Dec 25th I look forward to February 14th

Lisbeth
Jan 01
Jan 01

February and beyond ha :-)

Edith Ijeh
Jan 01
Jan 01

Yes and beyond.... Started this 3 years before I joined world pulse. Yes sir a beyond

Jill Langhus
Jan 01
Jan 01

Hello Dear Edith,

How are you doing, love? Aw. These photos are so lovely and special... what a great impact you made on these people... great job!! Wow... that's amazing how you turned that situation around! Your writing is just fine, dear, but what's more important is your work and that you shared your amazing good deed:-)

I hope you, your son, and your biz are doing well?!

XX

Edith Ijeh
Jan 01
Jan 01

Awwww thanks so much sister Jill. Yes we are doing well and I have finally decided to get a job with my masters in communication and international relations. I appreciate you always

Jill Langhus
Jan 03
Jan 03

You're very welcome, love:-)

Great job! Looking forward to hearing more about it!

You, too, dear:-)

XX

Hello, Edith,

Wow! You are a World Pulse sister through and through! I’m so proud of your love, empathy, determination, and passion to help people especially those with special needs.

Thank you for inspiring us with you story!

Edith Ijeh
Jan 04
Jan 04

Am glad I was able to... Thanks to people like you who wouldn't stop encouraging us to be more

You’re welcome, dear. Keep up the great work!

lizzymark
Jan 03
Jan 03

Great sis its a moment of greater love and giving thank you for not only giving your substance but your heart.much love.

Edith Ijeh
Jan 04
Jan 04

Thanks so much ma'am.. It means so much to me, just the thought of bringing hope to others keeps me moving.

Kabahenda
Jan 03
Jan 03

Hello Edith,
You are a great writer because through you writing, you have carried us to your place. Not only can we visualize it in our minds but we can also see the people you fed through the attached photo.

I thank you for your kind and caring spirit and encourage you to continue the noble mission of coming to the aid of the blind and needy in your community. All the best

Wishing you a happy and productive 2020.

Edith Ijeh
Jan 04
Jan 04

Awwww thanks so much... Your words means so much to me sending you love and light

Spiritedsoul
Jan 05
Jan 05

Hi dear Edith,
As someone who is blind or not let me send a hug I’ve got a tutor, that you spend Christmas with those families. That you also spoke up to the men, who tried to prevent you, and you taught them with empathy and patience, to be compassionate and loving hugs,
Jess.

Edith Ijeh
Jan 05
Jan 05

What a lovely soul you are.. Thanks so much for the hug. Sending you kisses

Charity Birla
Jan 10
Jan 10

A heart of love and a hand of generosity . More grease to your elbows. Much love as you continue doing more.

Edith Ijeh
Jan 10
Jan 10

Thank you Sis