He Names Them Tam

A graveyard for aborted babies. It’s a real thing. And it is both heartbreaking and, oddly, life giving.

Tong has buried over 10,000 babies in the land he bought for this purpose. He simply wants to give these unwanted ones a proper burial.

He honors their lives by giving them names. He names the boys Vinh – which means honor. He names the girls Tam – which means heart.

And then every tear leapt out of my body.

I love this man. I love that he recognizes these babies as human beings who deserve respect. Thank you, Tong, for giving them identities. 

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