I was in the kitchen, when Angel told me her sister had passed away. Angel is my
domestic help. She said it matter of factly and I asked when the funeral was. It was
going to be that Saturday. Neither of us realised what this would mean.
I was a mother of two girls aged 2 and 10 months, Shani and Miki. Miki had been premature
On Monday when Angel returned from the funeral she came in distraught and wanted
to talk. We sat in the lounge in front of a painting I’d done when I was pregnant
with Shani, my eldest. The significance of which would only be realized three years
later. She told me there’s a baby -
I felt my heart sink, and a sense of responsibility came over me. I felt a little voice was saying softly in spirit, “I want you to take this child”. I thought, “Lord, if that’s you, you must be crazy. Miki is only 10 months old and I’m working full days, how would I cope?” I thought “Lord, that’s fine, but you need to tell Corne too”. I told Corne about the existence of the child and that Angel was thinking of having the child adopted. On Wednesday evening Corne came to me and said “Die Here sê ons moet hierdie kind vat”. (The Lord says we must take this child). Corne’s company was going through a difficult time and he didn’t have a consistent income at the time. We were dependent on the medical practice to cover our expenses.
I phoned Angel who was in the bus on the way to her social worker’s appointment on Thursday morning and told her that we felt we wanted to take the baby, and that if she agreed and was happy with it she should ask the social worker how to go about things.
This story will stun and amaze you, an experience so profound it motivated us to
benefit charities as part of the overall marketing strategy -
|Dr. Liesl Roome|