Marcie knows very little about her heritage or her family history. She doesn't even know what day she was born. All she really knows is that she is of Pacific Island decent.
Marcie, a naturalized U.S. citizen, came to America as a baby, along with her twin sister.
"They assumed we were twins because we were found together," she explained.
The two girls were abandoned as infants in the street of their native country, presumably by an unwed mother or impoverished parents who could no longer care for them.
"Obviously they wanted us to survive," she said, "because we were left in nice dresses, in a basket with our names inside."
The babies were placed in an orphanage and later adopted by an American family at five months old. In America, they were given birthdays and a new chance at life.
Now an adult, Marcie doesn't remember any of this personally, but she says it has made her a more appreciative mother to her own children, ages 16, 2 and 8 months.
"My children are my everything," she said. "I'm really close to them."
That's why the struggling mother turned to Infant Crisis Services. After recently moving to Oklahoma, Marcie needed a little extra help making ends meet. Infant Crisis Services was able to provide the basic necessities for her two youngest babies, Allerick and Lashon.
You could immediately tell these two babies adored their mother, and she equally adored them. As she picked out clothing for her little ones in our mothers' boutique, she carried Allerick with her, and little Lashon playfully ran around with another toddler, but always stuck close by his mom.
We are extremely grateful to have the privilege of helping this family. Infant Crisis Services provided a week's supply of diapers, formula, food, clothing and other necessities for both Allerick and Lashon.
Posted on Wed, May 21, 2014
by Melissa Smuzynski