Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: In her own words…

The words below are not of my own, but of the VVF ladies I have come to know and love the past six weeks. At the dress ceremony where we celebrate each of these ladies’ healing, it takes at least two translators to tell each of their testimonies. Words are spoken in Kotikoli, Moba, Tchokssi, Kabye’, and Ewe and finally translated into English.
So, in her own words…

“When I sit, stand, and lie

down- I was wet.”

"I could not even sit with my sister.”

"I did not know there were others like me."

“I have suffered until death.”

“It was my 6th child."

“I was in labor for five days and no one to help me.”

“The baby died inside of me.”

“Went to many hospitals with no help, I lost hope.”

“I had no child to give me drink.”

“Thought it would never happen to me.”

"I have leaked for one year.”

“Three months…
twenty years…
I cannot remember how long ago.”

"Hallelujah. Praise the Lord.”

“You have received us with love.”

“I know God because of you.”

“I am not the same before. I am beautiful now."

“My family will receive me now.”

“I heard there were angels to help us.”

“You saved my life."


sara said...

this just brought tears to my eyes. How amazing that you get to experience this...thanks so much for sharing it!

Crystal said...

brings tears to my eyes.

Sher Sutherland said...

Oh Allison... So beautiful. I'm still in awe of how many lives are transformed by the love of MS-ers. I miss it so much, and I miss you.


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