Once I was working with a Hispanic woman who worked as a maid for a New Orleans downtown hotel. She didn’t own a car and lived with her aunt. We spoke on the phone often before CBIB – Compassionate Burials for Indigent Babies had the funeral for her baby. It seems I get to know some of these young mom’s pretty good before I to actually meet them in person. My heart goes out to them. This mom was released from the hospital the same day that she delivered a dead baby. When I first met her at the funeral she ran to greet me. She latched onto me and when she did, it felt like she was going to squeeze the breath out of me. She was a pretty thing and very petite, but man she was strong. She had already been crying, but her tears became like a fountain, as they ran down my face and onto my neck and clothes. As she squeezed me, she softly whispered in my ear, thank you over and over again. We held each other for quite some time. I felt so much love. You see we provide free funerals and burials for these young families. She was so grateful and the hard work I put into it was well worth it. Later, she went onto telling me, I will never have a birthday, graduation, or wedding for my child, but this day you have given to me. I had never thought of that. Just to know that you made a small difference in someone’s life, it is just pure joy. I can’t begin to tell you how gratifying it is for me to do this work.
Small acts of kindness I like, but raising money I don’t. I went beyond myself this time in providing 14 babies with a funeral/burial, CBIB is looking for funding for this. Every little bit helps, thanks. We are a 501c3 tax deductible charity. If you can help us help others we thank you for your support.
Whatever you do for the least of these little ones, you have done it for me!