Edit: Tueday, April 1
“At first I was a little bit afraid,” Vinod Kumar Singh, the 24-year-old father of the girl, told ABC News. “But then I accepted whatever God gives.
She is now two weeks old and the parents of this little girl have not yet named her. Understandably, they seem to be confused and are reluctant to accept the medical care that has been offered them. She has not been examined in order to assess her medical condition.
All around us every day are both joy and sorrow, confusion and order, war and peace. And because we are all brothers, what sad thing happens to a family far removed from our doorstep, brings a tear to our own eye. Such is the case of the family in India where a few days ago, a child was born who, because of an error in the womb, is tragically challenged.
When such births come to my attention, I am reminded to be thankful for my health and Jerry’s health, and that of my children, my grandchildren and my great-grandchildren. A slight chemical abberation or a small injury as the embryo developed could have caused any one of my family to be born less than perfect. I am indeed thankful, and my heart goes out to this family and to this little girl.
She probably is a conjoined twin, and as more medical releases are made available it is possible her life expectancy may be considered minimal, although at this time she is known to be healthy. Some conjoined twins may be surgically separated, but because of the profound joining of this baby and the location of the joining, it may not be possible. Let us all pray for this family and for the medical team of this little girl.
The link here will take you to a video of the child and of the village in India in which she was born. She is considered by some as a goddess, and you will observe their worship of her.
My devotional blog is here.