Photo of Young Mom in Her Baby's Crib Goes Viral
A photo of a young mother lying in her baby daughter's crib went viral because of the heartbreaking story that accompanied it.
Dayna Mager, a photographer from Michigan, explained that her husband snapped the widely-shared photo and that it reminded her of a "promise" she had made to her daughter, Luella.
Mager explained that she and her husband, Matt, had gone to a religious event shortly after Luella's birth and heard a heartbreaking story from a missionary who had spent time at an orphanage in Uganda.
He walked into a nursery with over 100 filled cribs with babes. He listened in amazement and wonder as the only sound he could hear was silence. A sound that is beyond rare in ANY nursery, let alone a nursery where over 100 new babes laid. He turned to his host and asked her why the nursery was silent. Then , her response to him is something I will never, ever forget. EVER. This was my "why" moment.
She looked at him and said, "After about a week of them being here, and crying out for countless hours, they eventually stop when they realize no one is coming for them..."
Mager said the story broke her heart and that it prompted her to make a promise to always come to her daughter's aid.
At 2:00am when pitiful desperate squeals come through a baby monitor, I will come to her.
Her first hurt, her first heartbreak, we will come to her. We will be there to hold her, to let her feel, to make decisions on her own, and we will be there. We will show her through our tears and frustrations at times, that it is okay to cry, and it's ok to feel. That we will always be a safe place, and we will always come to her.
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