I hope to share with you more of how God is working through Bird Leaf Ranch. Some will be about the progress of securing the physical location and some will be of the beautiful children He is sending to us.
The following shows how God is using Mariposa to remind our founder is using this precious baby to reassure us of His promises.
Exodus 14:14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.
🦋 Mariposa was the size of a dollar bill 💵 when she was born. She has overcome more health challenges already than anyone i personally know. She had a grade 4 bilateral IVH (the worst kind of hemorrhagic stroke you can have on both sides of her brain). So far, from what we can tell…she can’t eat and has a hard time staying warm. Her heart beats too fast and she breathes too fast sometimes. When i first saw her, her eyes were going two different directions…. i asked her nurse if she could see or hear. She said she didn’t know. I was scared. Truly. And that does not happen very often to me. But as soon as that fear came up and i cried out to God, i could feel a peace and assurance and the impression “yes, she has problems, but all that means is that she is a candidate for miracles, we will do this together.” I anointed her with oil and prayed over her. When i saw her on Monday, (i have vídeo of this) she opened her eyes and looked right at me. They’ve been straight and perfect ever since. I can’t stop looking at that video. It makes me choked up and my allergies start up …. unreal. She will be getting a feeding tube in a few days in Charleston and coming home. Today she ended up back in the isolette/baby incubator because her temperature dropped and wouldn’t come back up. She has been so calm and patient. She recognizes me every day when she sees me and is calm and happy the whole time I’m with her. She is ok with being still because she knows i can handle everything. She trusts me to provide all of her needs and care for her. Completely. I trust God to provide all of my needs and care for me… and my children. Completely. I’ve learned – practically- through Mariposa’s brave composure that, by being still, everything occurs exactly how it should, when it should. When that happens, we are able to reach our full potential in Christ. These days i am experiencing something new. A gift. Relishing each moment and each day. Not missing anything and seeing God more in details. Thank you, God for the gift of Mariposa and the lessons she has already taught me. ❤️🦋