My Life Is Good

I spend a lot of time worrying, I always have. I am not a naturally optimistic person I find it hard to think about the good things and not dwell on the bad.

I constantly worry, I don’t spend enough time with Baba. What if he gets poorly and has another convulsion. We don’t have enough money for this and that, we are poor, and barely surviving. Then I read this and hit earth with an almighty bump.

It made me think my life is not that bad.

I may not be with Baba all the time, but he isn’t out working. If not with me he is with his grandparents who are still around and healthy, he is in childcare that we can pay for. Learning, for his future so it is bright and he can do better than Mr L and I. He is being a child and a care free one at that.

We are not rich by any means, but we are managing to keep a roof over our heads, pay the bills and Baba gets everything he needs. He has food on the table, he has medical care, and if he needed anything else he would get it.

If Baba was ill, and had another convulsion he would be taken straight to a hospital, given his medication and looked after. He would be better within a few days. And I know he would be getting the best care he could!

I may complain that I never sleep as am always so busy but that is a blessing. I am busy because I am always washing up, I can we have clean water. I am always ironing as we have surplus clothes for every occasion in life. I am always tidying toys because we are lucky enough to be able to buy them for him.

My life is good!

But not everyone’s is…

NINE MILLION yes that is right nine million children under the age of five die EVERY YEAR from things like tummy bugs. Can you imagine that? All because the families come from one of the poorest countries in the world and can not afford the treatment that is needed for their child. So what do they do? They have to watch their child die! Can you even get your head around that I know that I can’t.

And it’s not right!

But something is in motion to try to change things Save The Children UK are sending three mummy bloggers out to Bangladesh for a week to see the work that they do and speak directly to people over there. While they are out there they are going to be writing, filming, taking pictures, and tweeting about everything that they see to help raise awareness of everything that they do and spread the word.

This is about highlighting this to as many people as possible, and making as much noise about this as possible. World Leaders set targets ten years ago called Millennium Development Goals for child health care and they are off track. We need them to realise that we care and these targets need to be met!

So please follow Josie Sian and Eva while they do this extraordinary and brave thing, and change a little of our world!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Livi
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 16:37:20

    It really does make you think, doesn’t it. Heartbreaking facts.
    (Sian has a linky on her blog by the way for all the Blogladesh posts)


  2. Brenda
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 08:04:58

    Wow! That is awesome!


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