Can you be my mom?
“I was little, but I remember my mother,” a little beauty Barbara tells us and brings us a portrait of her mother, holding it to her heart. - Isn't she beautiful? Do I look like her? I remember how she was lying, and I stroked her hand, and she was happy. And now she is in heaven. And I draw hearts for her and write "love you, mommy." My grandmother and I go to her grave, and make everything beautiful there... We even decorate a Christmas tree for her for the New Year."
These words can’t go out of my head... You forget all your problems, all the troubles, all the worries when the little orphan talks about her grief... She has no mother, her mother died. What could be more painful than this tragedy? “I really love my grandmother, but if I had a mother, do you know what a happy girl would I be? Do you have a mom?"
Friends, brace yourself, you will hear a terrible but a real story now. You will meet the unhappy mother who buried her 22-year-old daughter and little Barbara who was left an orphan. Wasn't there enough grief in their life that now they found themselves on the verge of survival, with no funds, without any hope for a better life...
And now, we will tell you everything in order... According to all the rules and scenarios of life, they should have died long ago. Their cross turned to be so heavy, that it is not just hard to bear it - it is almost impossible!
Grandmother Mariam had a terrible family life - her husband beat her mercilessly. He was sent to prison for that. Then he got out and he beat her again! She had breast cancer, she was operated on several times, but she had already forgotten about it - it doesn't matter, her health doesn't matter anymore.
Six years ago, her daughter developed sarcoma and died in terrible agony in Mariam's arms... “She literally rotted alive. Her body was covered with terrible malignant neoplasms, she screamed in pain, and I could not help her,” - recalls Mariam and covers her ears with her hands. I still hear her voice in my ears... - "Mom, do something, I can no longer endure."
- How did it happen to her? Was she sick?
Mariam: My Mari used to be a perfectly healthy girl, she never even had a flu. She got married at the age of 19, everything was fine but when she was three-month pregnant, she started having terrible headaches. We thought it was because of pregnancy, but... they discovered cancer. It was a shock! She was operated on urgently. Barbara was still in her stomach when they opened her skull and removed the tumor. But it did not help.
- But she managed to carry Barbare? Was she born healthy?
Mariam: Yes, beautiful Barbare was born like an angel! Mari believed that since God gave her a child, He will give her life to take care of her baby. But her condition was getting worse. Her husband left her at this time. Probably did not want to have a sick wife. He also gave up his daughter Barbare, thinking that a sick woman could not give birth to a healthy child.
- Mariam, I have no words!
Mariam: I can't believe that one person can endure such things, that so many horrors can happen to one person... Unfortunately, our problems did not end there. I looked after my daughter and granddaughter. For one year my poor girl suffered from terrible pain. All her body was covered with sores. She was 22 when she died. Barbare turned 18 months that day. My life ended then. I banged my head against the wall. I went to her grave and sat there for days ... But then Barbara's words brought me to my senses. She took me by the cheeks with her palms, looked into my eyes and asked: "Granny, will you be my mom now?"It was like a slap for me, it felt like I had been doused with ice water! I realized that now I need to live for her sake, that Barbara has no one besides me, that I have no right to die. Do you understand me?
- I do not dare to say this, but I simply cannot find other words: Barbare is very lucky that her grandmother is a hero!
Mariam: I can do anything for her! They have cut gas to us for two months now. We have pretty large debt - 120 GEL. I cannot pay that money. In the morning I light brushwood to warm water or to cook porridge for her. But what can we do? Fortunately, spring has already come, there is no danger of freezing. Our house is literally falling apart. There are cracks and holes in the floor and walls... Snakes and rats crawl in... Oh, God give me the strength and patience to go through all this and not to lose human face!
- Did you address the local authorities for help?
Mariam: I asked them for help so many times! I begged, and railed against them... But now I have no strength. I don't even have the strength to prove anything to anyone... I'm tired of everything.
- Mariam, what do you live on?
Mariam: Social allowance is our only income. It is still far away when I start getting pension. I know, I look like an old woman, but I'm only 49 years old. I just went through so much torment that I even wonder how I lived to this age.
Barbare: Don't listen to grandma, she's not old! She is the most beautiful and cutest! I love her!
- Barbare, what else can you tell us about your grandmother?
Barbare: She is like my mom. She smells like mom. I love her very much! Do you know how she calls me? “My sweetheart, my life, my Sun”. And mommy called me “kudracha” - a widget. Do you know how I miss her? Do you know how much I want to hug her? When I come home from school, I look at her, talk to her, tell her what a good student I am. I even recite poems to her. Sometimes I draw big hearts for her, cut them out, and then my grandmother and I go to her grave and do everything beautifully for her. She sees everything, doesn’t she?
- Of course, Barbare... Good girl!
Barbare: And I also want such a phone so that I could call her. I know that it does not exist.
- Do you want anything?
Barbare: I dream about a beautiful dress and pink sneakers... That’s it! Well, I also want to become a policeman when I grow up, so that no one offends anyone!
- Barbare, you are just wonderful! Your mom would have been proud of you!
Barbare: I know that she looks at me and rejoices when I help my granny. I can wash dishes. I can swipe a little bit. But our home is not very nice. I want to have a house like other kids have - without cracks and with windows.
Mariam: Now you see, what gives me strength to live on? God gave me one more chance to bring up my daughter. She looks so much like my dear Mari.
- Mariam, I know that, unfortunately, we won’t be able to solve all the problems you have, but hopefully we will manage to make your life easier. What do you need first of all?
Mariam: First of all, please, help me to get gas back. I cannot build a fire every day to at least boil tea. It is very hard for me. Second - is a washing machine, food... Well, I am so embarrassed to ask... We have no fridge. Clothes and shoes for my granddaughter, a phone. I don’t have phone. That’s my ultimate dream.
- I am sure you will get many new friends soon! I am sure your life will change! I am sure, they will notice your problems and pay attention to you.
Mariam: That's why I addressed your Fund. I know that if you take someone under your wing, his life changes. Thank you for listening and inquiring. Any help will be like a breath of air for us.
What else to say? How can we support this family and alleviate their suffering? We can’t bring back the mother for daughter, but we can comfort these wonderful girls. The family needs food, household appliances, medications and hygiene products, and Barbara needs new shoes and a beautiful dress!
You can visit the family, hug them, talk, listen to them. This worth a lot too.
Their address is: Gurjaani municipality, village Gurjaani.
Friends! Friends, Chernovetskyi Charity Fund starts charity campaign to help this wonderful family. Count them as your relatives. And we are sure that God will bless you!
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