9-year-old girl finds an abandoned baby in her backyard: "It's a miracle that he was still alive!"
Motherhood is one of the greatest gifts that Mother Nature can give us - we just need to have the instinct and the desire to give birth to a child, the fruit of our love. In short, being parents and, above all, being mothers is not a simple job, nor is it as natural as it appears. There are, in fact, women who get pregnant by mistake or unwittingly and do not know what to do with their pregnancy. Many abort legally while they are within the allowable time limit; others decide to entrust the newborn to adoption services, while others abandon their unborn children wherever they can, exposing them to enormous risks to their lives and safety.
And this tragic type of event happened in this incredible story that has as its hero a 9-year-old girl named Elysia. By sheer chance, Elysia found a newborn who had been abandoned and came across the infant only by a miracle. The girl lives in the small town of Lowell in Indiana, USA, and has always been used to spending a lot of her free time outdoors in her backyard, where she takes care of the vegetable garden and the small family farm. One afternoon, while she was playing outside in the yard, she noticed that something was moving in the tall bushes of the vegetation at the bottom of the garden: was it an animal that had sneaked in there by chance? Elysia approached and, shockingly, discovered that it was an abandoned newborn baby. How was this possible?
Elysia immediately called her mother, Heidi Laub, to confirm if what she was seeing was real. Elysia's mother approached the hedge and discovered that her nine-year-old daughter was absolutely right: a newborn with the placenta still attached had been abandoned in the bushes at the bottom of their garden!
Mother and daughter immediately called for help who then rescued the newborn and took him to the hospital, safe and sound and under the close care of the medical team that constantly monitored him. Apparently, according to the earliest speculations, the mother of the newborn was a teenager who was on the run and probably did not have any support from her family, friends or the community at large.
Heidi said: "I really think everyone should say a prayer for this mother. She's probably not a bad person, but maybe she's really scared of becoming a mother and she needs help. In the meantime, it's a miracle that this newborn is still alive, and its all thanks to the keen eyes of my daughter Elysia! "
Who knows what would have happened to this newborn child abandoned by his mother if it hadn't been for Elysia? Fortunately, alls well that ends well, and we all hope that the teenage mother will repent and finds the support she needs from the community or her family.
What would you do if you found an abandoned baby in your backyard?