Sixteen yrs ago, today, a young black woman went into premature labor and gave birth to a 2lb, 9oz little baby girl. Sixteen yrs ago, today, that baby was poked and prodded and given all sorts of medical treatment, was flown to a trauma hospital, was put in a special crib, was abandoned by that black woman - her mother.
This morning, a 16 yr old, bi-racial, beautiful young woman, sang a solo in church. She stood tall and strong, her lovely face lifted, her voice amazing and pure of tone. That 16 yr old young woman is my adopted sister. i was and am so proud of her. i am thankful to God for allowing her to make it past 2lbs 9oz and also for bringing her to my parents and our family.
To say my heart is full - is an understatement of epic proportions.