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
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!