Owynn Lindsay, a 10-year-old boy, has been wanting a sibling for years. He even listed it in his Christmas wishes. But he did not expect his Christmas gift would come early this time when he found a newborn under the Christmas tree.
10-Year-Old Boy wants a sibling
Adam and Stacey, Owynn’s parents, were not strangers to Owynn’s dream. In fact, after having Owynn, they spent 7 years trying to bear a child. But after suffering five miscarriages and failed in-vitro, they resorted to foster care.
Stacey shared, “After five miscarriages and unsuccessful in vitro, we surrendered our journey to God. We thought we would try and do foster care… He and I had a lot of deep conversations about how sometimes God doesn’t always answer our prayers exactly how we intend him to.”
However, the couple forgoes the idea of foster care during one of the foster classes that they attended. “We knew the goal of fostering was to place that child back with his or her family, and our hearts were too sensitive — we knew that part might be extremely hard for our family. My son was heartbroken.”
So, the family prayed more. And on June 2017, they met a young woman who wanted to put her baby in adoption. Stacey recalled, “By the grace of God, we were introduced to an amazing young woman, Kendra, who wanted to place her baby for adoption. We knew it was a one in a million chance she would pick us, but our prayers were answered.”
Stacey explained that the birth mom could always change her mind, so they kept the situation a secret from Owynn. They feared that Owynn might get disappointed again.
On December 6, 2017, Kendra delivered baby Naylee. “We stayed in the hospital with Naylee and didn’t leave her side until Kendra gave us permission to take her home.”
Finally, they officially took Naylee home on December 8. They thought of how to surprise Owynn. So, they put the baby in a baby seat under the Christmas tree while waiting for Owynn to come home from school.
Owynn ran to the porch, surprised that his parents were home early. They then led Owynn to his most-awaited answered prayer.
When Owynn saw Naylee, he did not know what to expect at first. So, Stacey pointed out the print on Naylee’s shirt that says, “Little Sister.” That’s when everything sunk in fro Owynn. He was completely overjoyed as he held his little sister for the first time.
“We are absolutely in love,” Stacey wrote. “At times, we still just look at her and can’t believe how blessed we are. We knew God played a role in all of this. He gave us trials to test our faith. In his time, he gave us what we had always prayed for, our sweet Naylee Kenmyn Rayn.”
Owynn said that December 6 is the best day of his life and that God gave him two sisters, Kendra and Naylee. Stacey concluded, “Without a doubt, her family has become ours. Our plan is to have Naylee always know who her birth mom is and how special she will always be to us.”