Friday, May 6, 2011

True Love - A Mother's Search

Shadowed in Silk  Book Cover
Unmarried and heartbroken, Christine gave birth to a little girl she named Sarah. Because she wanted her baby to have a father and a mother, she made the hardest decision of her life. She relinquished the child for adoption through a Christian organization, and discovered Sarah was adopted by a godly couple. She also believed that one day the Lord would bring her back in some way.

She decided to help out with youth at her local church and eventually met David, a young man assigned to be the Student Pastor. Naturally they were thrown together quite a bit, but time passed and on the anniversary of her child's first birthday she could barely hold her emotions in check. This young man saw her distress and handed her a card with comforting words from the Bible.

Christine says she was trying to envision her child in a high chair playing with a piece of birthday cake, but she couldn't even imagine what she looked like now. And she also wondered did the parents ever think of her. But being closed adoption in those days, it was impossible to meet with them. But the Lord impressed on her heart that He knew her pain. Several months later David asked her to marry him. With pounding heart she told him she had something to say first, and if, after hearing it he still wanted to, he could propose again.

Christine Lindsay
In stumbling words, she told him about giving birth to a daughter and then giving her up for adoption. He grew very sad and placed his arms about her. "I'm sorry, Chris, I got here too late. If only I'd met you when you were having her, you'd never have had to give her up."  Those beautiful words healed the hurt she'd been hiding all that time. His attitude was one of true Christian grace.

The Lord blessed them with three children of their own, yet David encouraged her to keep loving and searching for her birth daughter. And when Sarah turned twenty they were reunited. And guess who is on the cover of Christine's debut book? Isn't the dear Lord amazing?

This Canadian author's fascination with the British Raj was seeded from stories of her ancestors who served in the British Cavalry in India. SHADOWED in SILK -  released as an eBook May 1, with printed version Sept 1.  A must read!

* Leave a comment and Christine will email the eBook to the winner.


Christine Lindsay said...

Thank you Rita, it's such an honor to be on your blog so close to Mother's Day. I am a truly blessed woman. God has been so good to me with the 4 wonderful kids the Lord gave me, and the most wonderful husband a woman could ever ask for.

Dale Harcombe said...

That was lovely to read as we approach Mother's Day. Thanks Rita and Christine. God is indeed gracious.
Don't worry about entering me in the draw though as I don't have any way to read an E book.

Christine Lindsay said...

Thank you for the encouragement, Dale. Hope you enjoy celebrating this Mother's Day too.

Donna Fletcher Crow said...

An Amazing story. And what a gorgeous girl (and cover). And, what an amazing God!

Rita Galieh said...

My husband & I presented Music and Musings at a Mother's Day Breakfast this morning, and I mentioned this blog. I believe it's a real witness to the Lord's faithfulness!

Thanks for your comments girls!

Christine Lindsay said...

Yes, God is certainly faithful. Sometimes He leaves me breathless.

Margaret Lepke said...

Once again, this story is an encouragement to so many - thanks, Rita. I am going to pass it on via email. And Christine, I am so happy for you! What a wonderful blessing this was and still is. Best wishes for the success of your book! May God continue to mightily use you and Rita!