Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Another Blessing...Another "ONE" Adopted!

When I spoke at the Orphan Mile Conference in DuBois, PA last April, I was blessed by the overwhelming response from the crowd. I shared how the Lord had confirmed I was to share tHIS story for the sake of at least "ONE" child being adopted from that crowd.  I vividly remember one young lady who came to me literally crying and shaking as she told me she had been praying about a particular situation. She was afraid and not sure what the Lord had for her future. After she heard our testimony, she felt as though the Lord intentionally put her there in the audience that day, to be encouraged to "TRUST HIM" and walk the journey he had before her by "FAITH". Today I received this message from her and she gave me permission to share it with you! Be encouraged and get a tissue...I am still in tears!

Hi Eileen! My name is Mindy. I met you at the Orphan Mile Conference in DuBois PA. I'm sure you don't remember me, you meet so many people.=) When I met you, I told you about my situation, how at 34 I had to have a total hysterectomy and had never had children. I also told you about my brother and his girlfriend at the time and how they had asked me to adopt their baby. Well... little Ryleigh Cheyenne was born on June 4th she weighed 7lbs 14oz and was 21inches long. I was in the delivery room, I was the first to hold her. All the doctors and nurses referred to me as MOM!! I had my own room in the hospital where she stayed with me. I was blessed to be able to experience the entire thing just like it was me giving birth. I brought Ryleigh home with me and it has been amazing. I can't believe she is going to be 2 months old next week. The adoption process is going great. The birth parents rights have been terminated, I have complete and full custody, and now we are just waiting on the the court hearing to finalize everything.

As I sit here and type this message to you, tears are rolling down my face because I think about the despair I was in over the hysterectomy and how it all changed the day I held my beautiful baby! I have to share one more thing with you. The day I brought my baby home I said to my mom, "WOW! My body feels like I just gave birth. I know that sounds weird, but it really does!" My Mom said that's not weird....that's GOD!!! A few weeks later I noticed a discharge from my breasts, I didn't think much of it until a few weeks after that I ended up in the ER with major pain in my breast. I developed breast milk!!! My body bonded with the baby so naturally! It is not enough to nurse her, but it is enough to show me that she is truly mine!!! I just had to share that with you, because I know if anyone would understand that you would!! Thank you for being so transparent when you shared your testimony and for being such an inspiration!

Mindy

3 comments:

Darlene Lowe said...

Eileen, I have tears in my eyes reading this. We serve an awesome God! I'm encouraged by this young woman's story. Thank you for having this site. I'm going to share it. Blessings my friend.

Darlene Lowe said...

Eileen, I have tears in my eyes reading this. We serve an awesome God! I'm encouraged by this young woman's story. Thank you for having this site. I'm going to share it. Blessings my friend.

Darlene Lowe said...

Eileen, I have tears in my eyes reading this. We serve an awesome God! I'm encouraged by this young woman's story. Thank you for having this site. I'm going to share it. Blessings my friend.