Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Special Visit from a Mercy Baby…who’s not a baby anymore!!

19 years ago, I had the awesome privilege of getting to know a young woman who came to Mercy as a result of an unplanned pregnancy. Through much soul-searching and prayer, this young woman made the decision to place her baby for adoption…she walked away with the peace of God that surpasses all understanding, knowing that she had done what God wanted her to do.

Fast forward all these years later, and the baby that was born to that courageous young woman is now 18 years old. She just happened to be in Tennessee with seven of her close friends on Spring Break, so she contacted me and asked if she and her friends could come by and tour our Nashville facilities. I was overjoyed to see Brightie, and so amazed at the beautiful and strong young woman she has become. It turns out that Brightie and all of her friends that came by today are all a part of the same youth group at their church in Indiana. We had a great visit, and I thought you might want to see what Brightie looks like today. Every life is precious, and every life matters!

Even though I did not see Brightie’s birthmother today, I walked away from today’s visit feeling very thankful for her decision to choose life and for your support that makes it all possible. I hope you are blessed by these pictures. It is so very cool!!


Yvonne Green said...

What a precious and beautiful picture. Not only does the voice of MERCY say I accept you I love you it continues to paint a picture that could only come from God

brandon said...

God is good!