Pregnant Brussels Attack Survivor Writes Hope-Filled Letter to Her Unborn Baby

woman who survived Brussels attack pens letter to unborn childYou would think anyone caught in the horrific suicide attacks in Brussels last week would have just about lost all faith in humanity. But not 28-year-old Sneha Mehta, who is 16 weeks pregnant. The expectant mom penned a heartfelt letter to her unborn child explaining how this baby gave her the strength to escape the destruction and how, in spite of all she witnessed, she remains filled with hope for her child's future.

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Mehta credits her unborn baby with giving her "faith and a reason to live." Amazing! She says her maternal instinct kicked in to the point that she knew she had to protect this baby, and, tasked with that, she was be able to remain "calm, composed, and fully aware."

Listen to lovely words:

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Her whole message is incredibly powerful, but particularly when she reads these lines:

I do hope with all my heart that you are born into a better world, and if not then you do your absolute best to make it that.

This couple, even as they were fleeing from tragedy, was reminded of the kindness of strangers as they witnessed people come together to support one another.

Though this woman easily could have gone home and wrung her hands thinking, What kind of a world am I bringing this child into?, it's beautiful that she has chosen to see the goodness in others and to pass that belief on to her child. 

In the face of destruction, Mehta has opted to already protect and counsel her child and to truly be, as Gandhi said, the change she wishes to see in the world.

 

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