I Took the Gift and Ran

For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

A miracle. That's how a person could describe my life. It's miraculous that I even survived my first day on earth.

My mother didn't want me so the midwife took and wrapped me in some newspaper and put me outside in the garbage bin. I would have breathed my last there if it hadn't been for a curious next-door neighbor who was watching from her kitchen window. Wondering what was being thrown away, she went to the bin some time later to find a baby thrown away with the garbage.

This woman rescued me and took care of me as her own child. She adopted me, loved me and gave me a home and family. But...