“He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.”
The tiny baby girl was a victim of a mother who chose a husband over a child. Her mother gave her up moments after the birth, and the baby was placed in a foster home where the foster mother took full advantage of the system, as well as the money intended for food and nurturing. At eight months old, authorities rescued the baby and 10 other children. When rescued, she weighed ten pounds, didn’t know how to eat and was emotionally and physically starving.
That was many years ago and I was that baby girl. If I had not been rescued by authorities, the odds are that I would not be sharing this story with you today. If I hadn’t been adopted by Frazier and Smiley McMillin, I might not have understood the power of parents’ love that could nurture a neglected, unloved little girl back to health. I am blessed because I was placed in the arms of a beautiful woman who was once abandoned herself—a woman who had been praying to love a child just like me for a very long time.