She doesn’t know that she was born into severe, abject poverty. She is innocence in it’s greatest form. I got to meet her on a mission’s trip to South Africa in 2008. She is from Embo, in the Valley of 1,000 Hills, near Hillcrest, South Africa. She was being raised by her maturnal grandmother. Her mother, like so many other moms there… had died of AIDS.

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  1. such a beautiful little girl with such a sad story 🙁

  2. That is so sad! She has such beautiful eyes!


  4. She is so beautiful! I wish it wasn't that way…

  5. Oh my goodness, what a BEAUTIFUL photo! Thanks for sharing – I'm so glad I stopped by!


  6. Beautiful sweet girl! And yay for grandma's! The situation is dire in so many places and these sweet little people are the ones who take the brunt of it. Lord Jesus, protect their hearts and call them to you!

    ~ Raylene @ It's OK to be WEIRD!

  7. Oh she is so sweet. What a sad story.

  8. WOW,, thanks for sharing that Shannon!!! What a beautiful little face she has, and has lived more life in her short years than we ever will…

  9. Wow. What a powerful, tragic story!!

  10. That is awesome, Shannon. You are such a great soul!

  11. She is so beautiful and yet has sadness in her eyes. I think it's wonderful that you made the trip all the way there. Would love to hear more about it.

  12. A beautiful, adorable and innocent face indeed. Thanks for her story. Makes us feel really blessed with what we have.

  13. So sad, yet she is so innocent and cute!

  14. that sweet face tells so much, doesn't it?

  15. Aww! sweet ..thanks for sharing 🙂

  16. May God Bless her heart and Bless your heart. I'm following you now! So nice to have met you.

  17. Beautiful baby, sad story. Prayers for her, her family and others like her.

  18. Could not get it to let me load a pic, so I just went with the generic. Hope it worked! I love this picture. This little girl expresses so much with her eyes!
    I also followed. Would love it if you could stop by my blog sometime.

  19. The AIDs epidemic is so scary and the children suffer the most for it.

  20. awww so sad. Thank you for sharing!


  21. Beauty and sadness in 1 picture.

  22. yes it is true!when any meet with old friends he paying more then before. but any ways i like your post.

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