Look at these precious little faces. I just imagined Aspen with a straw around her neck, using her chubby little toddler hands to dip the straw into a glass of water that might otherwise kill her, and I just lost it. Pathetic, crocodile tears, streaming.
Of course, the emotional outburst could also be a by-product of the new spirit that’s taken up residence…oh yeah, did I tell you guys? Baby #2 is in the oven! We’re so happy, so thrilled, apparently sadistic self-punishers who want to do it all over again.
No but really, Aspen is the best thing that’s ever happened to us, and it makes me want to jump out of my own skin when I hear of these precious little munchkins in countries nearby who literally die from poor drinking water.
The Water Crisis Facts:
- 6500 people die each day from waterborne disease – 5000 of them are children
- 1 child dies every 15 seconds because of water related disease
- 1.8 million children die from diarrhea every year
- 880 million people lack access to safe water
I want to help. I wanna celebrate the impending arrival of our newest joy by sending a little love to someone else’s joy.
Y’all know that while we’re blessed, Serg and I are certainly not of expansive financial means. YET. But I can totally do more. So I’m gonna send a couple straws. Wanna join me?
Anyway, first post in so many months…the new creature has been sucking every ounce of my energy – creative or otherwise. But I’m back. Hopefully. We’ll see. Love love love you all.