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In Memory of my Nepali Son Idi Mohammed

Posted by: Margreta (Maggie) Kerr  /  Comments: 2

I have lost my first child. The ache in my heart is beyond belief. Now I know what it is like for a parent to lose a child.

Idi Mohammed was swept away in the Bagmati River while playing football near the river bank. The rivers were swollen due to the huge rainfall over the last few weeks. Idi had gone home to the squatter settlement to visit his father, who is an alcoholic (his mother died). Even though his father was unable to care for him, he loved him. He was his father, after all.

Gupta, my house parent, went to help with the search but the body has not been found.

Idi was a bright child, always smiling and laughing. He had gap teeth. He loved to play soccer. He was a bright student. He loved school. He loved living at Aastha House.

I love you, Idi. Rest in peace.

2 Comments

Cecilia Kee

September 2, 2010

I am so sorry Margaret. Terribly sad. My thoughts are with you.

Margreta (Maggie) Kerr

September 8, 2010

Bless you, Cecilia. I so appreciate your thoughts. He was an amazing little boy who lived with me for 3 years. He was always smiling. That’s my memory of little Idi, a smiling little bundle of joy! I miss him terribly.