Kent, Ohio (PRWEB) July 08, 2014
In China, of the babies born with birth defects, about 30 percent die within five years after birth, while another 40 percent suffer lifelong deformities. This is a story of five-year-old Gloria Palmer who has beaten both statistics with what her mother, Tammy Palmer, calls “The most imperfectly perfect heart.”
It was October 6, 2008, Hefei, China – Rui-Qi was only hours old when she was abandoned – placed on the hard, cold ground in a public area. She was found by a police officer and taken to an orphanage where her journey began and where she would remain for the next four years. Rui-Qi was born without a lower left arm and hand, missing fingers on her right hand and missing toes.
On November 4th, 2012 over 7,000 miles away, Tammy Palmer was in Maranatha Bible Church Akron, Ohio with her two, young adopted daughters and husband Jim. It was “Orphan Sunday,” a day set aside once a year to honor children around the world without parents.
While praising God at service, Tammy was ‘given’ a vision. She saw what appeared to be a beautiful Asian girl coming towards her, arms outstretched, crying, “Mommy.” Only this baby girl was missing part of her left arm.
The Palmers had adopted two of their daughters from China, so Mrs. Palmer, convinced that this vision was ‘real,’ began her search for her tiny Asian ‘princess.’
Some may call it a religious or even supernatural experience, but three days before this precious baby girl ‘appeared’ to Tammy Palmer, her photo was posted on the homepage of a Chinese adoption advocate website. Most would call Tammy, discovering that photo being the exact likeness of her crying princess – nothing short of a miracle.
The Palmers made a faith journey to China and brought their newest daughter home in June, 2013. They named her Gloria.
As Gloria began speaking English, she asked Tammy, “Mommy did you hear me crying while I was in China?” This question stunned Tammy and she replied, “Well, yes I did in fact, I heard you and saw you in my vision while I was in church, why do you ask?” Gloria replied, “Because I was missing you, that’s why I was crying.”
Like so many children born ‘different from others,’ Gloria's been asking many questions about her missing limbs and how and where she was born. One of the hardest questions for the Palmers to answer – who’s Tammy and how is it that she is Gloria’s mother now?
Last Christmas, five-year-old Gloria handed Tammy a white board with what Tammy calls, “The most imperfectly perfect heart.” It was Tammy’s heart with little Gloria’s heart inside. She said, “Look mommy, I was born in your heart.”
It was profound. A moment the Palmers will always remember as their daughter’s time of understanding of who she is and where she came from—this all was meant to be.
Princess Gloria’s a.k.a. “Princess Peachtree’s” amazing artwork is a powerful message of Love – love that was meant to be.
The Palmers, both jewelry artisans, have set out to bring Gloria’s message to the world. They tooled the design and created the molds exactly to Gloria’s design and named it, “Born in your Heart.”
“It is a design that speaks to anyone in love, really. They say that the ultimate expression of love is a diamond ring, a gold heart, or an infinity pendant. This is the ultimate – when someone is born in your heart, that person was meant to be. It’s love that was always meant to be. What says that better than this,” says Tammy.
“And anyone receiving “Born in your Heart,” a mommy-to-be, or an adoptive parent, between couples, a daughter to her mother, a son to his mother, a husband to his wife, they will know and understand it as being as profound as the moment Gloria gave the drawing to Tammy,” says Jim.
“Born in your Heart” launches on Kickstarter.com, Tuesday, July 8th, 2014.
Photos attached/Captions below:
File Name: “Tammy and Gloria Palmer BIYH”
Caption: Every night before bed, Tammy Palmer and daughter, five-year-old Gloria, form a heart ‘together’ each just using one hand. Gloria, born in Hefei, China was adopted by Tammy and Jim Palmer of Kent, Ohio drew the “Born in your Heart” picture that would become the “new” ultimate expression of love – love that was meant to be.
File Name: “BIYH Product Photo”
Caption: Created by Tammy and Jim Palmer, named after their adopted daughter, Gloria’s “Born in your Heart” drawing, the jewelry line is launching with three pieces, handcrafted, highly-polished 316L stainless steel necklace, cuff bracelet, and earrings. Retailing for about $24.99 each – available for pre-order July 8, 2014.
Contact Tammy Palmer directly for interviews and for personal appearances.