The two had vowed to live together for the rest of their lives, and this beautiful child here was a testament to that commitment.
Even when we visited them for the first time, we were surprised to see how happy they looked together, despite the fact that Abdul was born without limbs. Through givinglive.com, people donated money and visited his family again to give the money and support, only to hear the unpleasant news that Abdul’s wife was no longer in the house. Abdul was living with his mother and his daughter while his wife had left without saying a word.
In his 32 years on Earth, Abdul had always been known for one thing – his beaming smile that hid his sadness. But on our visit, it was impossible to hide his deep sorrow, and his mother’s face also showed signs of distress.
It was evident that their life was no longer blissful like it used to be when we visited them for the first time. The main reason behind this abrupt change was the departure of Abdul’s wife, Susan. Abdul had seen his wife unhappy at times, but he never thought it would lead her to leave him without a word.
Believe me, I had no ill feelings towards my wife, and we never engaged in any fights. We used to live a good life without quarrels or major problems; we only had small issues, including poverty. I always made sure to provide for my family. But one day, I visited our neighbors, and when I returned home, she had packed everything and left.
It took a while for Abdul to realize that his wife had left after neighbors spread rumors about him. They discouraged her from living with him, telling her that she had made a big mistake by marrying a disabled person. They convinced her that the poverty they endured was a result of bad choices, advising her to leave Abdul if she wanted to change her life.
She used to listen to these rumors frequently, and they affected her deeply. Neighboring women encouraged her to leave him so she could start anew. She began to believe these rumors, and at times, she would even engage with other men. I persevered, thinking that things would change, but instead, she became more resolute. She would often tell me that she regretted the day she married me. I didn’t take it seriously until she left, and when I asked her why, she replied that she had informed me about it. She left because of my poverty and disability. I asked her if she didn’t know about it before she married me, but she had no answer.
The news of her departure and Abdul’s unsuccessful attempts to bring her back left him devastated. For the first time, he questioned why he was born like this. Abdul, despite his challenges, had managed to build his life from scratch. He worked as an architect in his neighborhood and taught himself various skills. However, his disability limited his ability to earn a substantial income, and he believed that this poverty was the reason his wife left him.
We had deep troubles with poverty by the time she decided to leave me. Our life together was dominated by a lack of money, and it overwhelmed her. I could see that she was struggling to adapt to our difficult situation, and eventually, she chose to leave me. I am sure that if I were financially stable, she would not have left but stayed with me. Perhaps she thought that a man with no arms and legs would not be able to provide the life she wanted to live. However, I am thankful to her because she agreed to give birth to my daughter, whom I am very proud of.
Magdalene, Abdul’s mother, is relieved by the separation, as she never approved of Susan’s bad behavior, including drunkenness. Her main concern now is the survival of her son, whom she had protected against all odds since he was young. When Abdul was born, she praised the Lord and saw him as a miraculous child. Abdul developed early compared to other children, which confirmed her belief in his greatness despite his disability.
Abdul adores his daughter, but his worries are far from over. She is at the age of attending school, but he lacks the financial means to enroll her. He attempts to homeschool her, but with limited school equipment, skills, and time, he is not as successful as he would like to be. He dreams of enrolling her in a real school.
Abdul has many other concerns, the most pressing of which is finding a regular source of income. He struggles to gather enough money to start a business he had vowed to launch some time ago. During our recent visit, we provided him with a wheelchair to help him move around, but this is just a small relief in the face of the numerous challenges he faces daily.
As you can see, his house is old and damaged, urgently needing renovation. Abdul is racing against time to achieve this uphill task and secure a good home for his aging mother and his growing daughter.
There are so many things Abdul has to worry about. He needs a stable source of income and a decent home for his family. You can help Abdul and his mother by contributing to the link provided in the description and pinned comments.
As the saying goes, “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” Abdul’s story reminds us never to judge someone based on their appearance. He was born with a disability but refused to let it define him. He is a determined and loving man, facing his challenges with resilience. If he can refuse to give up on his life, so can you. Thank you for watching. I’m Elijah, and this is Format English. Remember to subscribe.