My humanity is my light.

Edith Ijeh
Posted January 23, 2020 from Nigeria
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I try to pretend but I can't because even if I walk way I will still be restless.

Two nights ago on my way home I found a woman with kneels on the ground in the dark. At first I walked passed but I know I was going no where as I heard her groaning in pain.

She kept panting while I rushed out to hold her hands, she reached out to me and said Anty Charity pls help me get to the pharmacy.

In my little mind I said quietly I am Edith not charity stopped a bike and sat right behind her, she was a very smart woman, beautiful and intelligent. I asker the bike man to go straight to the hospital when I noticed the pain was intense.

We arrived the hospital and she refused to go inside because she has no money, I was perplexed and insisted that I will pay the bills.

She was rushed in by a nurse shouting lay the bed call the doctor. Me nurse take it easy, and then i herd one of the most painful thing a woman would want to hear 'it was gonna a miscarriage God bless you for bringing her in'.

Tears rolling down my chic as I recalled she told me her husband was setting outside when she left in pains. Did I just save a baby?

The joy I couldn't explain. They called her Husband and he replied leave her she is not pregnant am not coming. She looked at me and said she has been trying for 7 years. 

The next day her husband came in shock to behold his wife while I want home.

This story was submitted in response to Moments of Hope.

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Hello, Edith,

Oh, you are an angel! You did save a baby and brought the mother just in time. Hugs to you, dear. How are the mother and child now? Did the husband believe?

Thank you for sharing this story with us. I can feel you're happy that you were an instrument of a miracle.

Edith Ijeh
Jan 23
Jan 23

Thank you my dear sister. Yes he did and was happy, I am keeping an eye on them

You're welcome, dear. That's good news! Thank you for being a blessing to this family! Have a great weekend!

Lisbeth
Jan 23
Jan 23

Dear Edith,
Well done, through you there was no record of death Amazing. As for the so called men nowadays, I don't know what to say about them hmmm :-(
I loved your courage, keep it up.
Hugs

Edith Ijeh
Jan 23
Jan 23

Thanks so much sister Lisbeth... I always pray that God will help our generation do better with boys.

Lisbeth
Jan 23
Jan 23

Things will surely turn around one day. I am çertain :-)

Edith Ijeh
Jan 23
Jan 23

Me too. Sending you love and light soon

Lisbeth
Jan 24
Jan 24

:-)

Elizabeth Ziro
Jan 23
Jan 23

Glad you found it in your heart to help. God bless you

Edith Ijeh
Jan 23
Jan 23

And you too sis.

ARREY- ECHI
Jan 24
Jan 24

Hello Edith,
Thank you for heeding that tiny voice to go back and check on the lady. Of course, you are her 'Aunty Charity". Thank you for sharing this miracle of life and birth with us. Did you go back to check on the mother? I hope she and her baby are doing ok now? I can imagine the emotional trauma she's been through all these years especially with the way the man's attitude was when he was called up.

Edith Ijeh
Jan 24
Jan 24

Yes we had a meeting yesterday. I have taught her to make liquid soap and helped her pick bottles. She is happier and now busy with herself.

Jill Langhus
Jan 24
Jan 24

Hi Edith,

Wow! That's amazing. Thank goodness that you intervened and helped her. So scary for her. So, her husband wasn't happy? I hope I misunderstood. It sounds like I may have. I hope he realizes how blessed he is and that he's happy for their little bundle of joy. Looking forward to seeing an update. Great job, dear!

Hope you're doing well and that you have a great weekend.

Edith Ijeh
Jan 24
Jan 24

Thanks Jill. I appreciate you. She is fine and has learnt to make soap to sell, I am learning story telling and wished I had written on our business plan for her and took photos of her train section too.

Jill Langhus
Jan 25
Jan 25

You're welcome, dear. Oh, good. Perhaps the next time, then?

Anita Shrestha
Jan 24
Jan 24

Dear Sis
Thank you for doing great work. Keep it continue

Edith Ijeh
Jan 25
Jan 25

I appreciate you my dear sister.