The heartbreaking story behind silent orphanage with a hundred babies

Dayna broke down in the middle off the conference, saying she could have picked up the pieces of her broken heart all over the auditorium floor.

This story will make want to wrap your arms around your child and never want to let go, and it starts with a religious conference.

Dayna Mager and her husband heard a missionary share his experience in Uganda. There he had visited an orphanage full of babies, where he realized something was wrong.

“He walked into a nursery with over 100 filled cribs with babes,” Dayna said in her Facebook post.

“He listened in amazement and wonder [sic] 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.”

The host 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.

“They stop crying when they realize no one is coming for them. Not in 10 minutes, not in 4 hours, and maybe, perhaps, not ever.”

Dayna broke down in the middle off the conference, saying she could have picked up the pieces of her broken heart all over the auditorium floor.

But the heartbreaking story yielded some good in the world, at least.

That night when the Magers went home, they had renewed perspective not only about their daughter but about parenting as well.

“We came home, and that night as Luella rested her tiny little 10lb body against mine and we rocked, I made a promise to her. A promise that I would always come to her. Always.”

Dayna added: “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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