Keeping with this month’s theme, today I’m sharing how God blessed us with our daughter.
We had just given birth to our miracle, surprise Bam Bam, (read that I didn’t know I was pregnant story via this testimony hyperlink) and afterwards the OBGYN came to tell me that we should never have another child. I was a bit taken aback because I’d never met her prior to coming into the ER that day and after her horrible bedside manner I didn’t plan on seeing her again. I asked why and she explained that I’d lost a lot of blood during this delivery and I probably end up dying if I tried again. I told her that I understood but I also prayed that God would heal me and make me whole. Plus, I had just had a surprise baby 24 hours before so I definitely did not want any more children right then. LOL
Fast forward a year and I started getting that baby itch again but after what the OBGYN said my husband was not in agreement. Usually he was the one that was full of faith but this time he looked at me and said “I can’t lose you.” I told him I understood but I also reminded him that we’d prayed for three children when we first got married, Bear had been praying for a baby brother and baby sister since he was two, and that if God had done it before he could do it again. Kevin was unmoved on the issue so I also informed him that I would not ask about it again until he told me his final decision. One day during prayer time at church, I was on my knees when someone came up behind me and said “God said he can do it again and if you two want another child then you need to make the decision.” Usually the first part would have people go into immediate worship mode but I was actually grateful for the latter portion of the statement, ‘make your decision.” Those were the exact words used when I talked with Kevin and with God during my prayer time. A few days later Kevin said he was ready, we would be alright, and he wanted another baby. Soon thereafter we were pregnant with our Princess and we knew our family was complete.
Now that our Princess is two years old we all find it hard to imagine what our life would be without having her here. Had we decided to take the only the word of the doctor and not seek God, we would’ve been content with our two sons and continued life without the sparkle, sugar, and spice only Princess could bring. Bear has also wanted a brother and sister since he was three years old so I’m glad we listened. Our TTC journey was hard but prayer matched with biblical obedience and faithfulness helped us endure. God has given us beautiful blessings through our children!
Can you remember a time when others tried to make you go one way but through prayer, you understood that God was pulling you in a different direction?
Make wise decisions,
PLEASE NOTE: I am not saying to ignore doctor’s advice. In the aforementioned situation, the doctor was not familiar with my medical history, previous pregnancy history, and was only used because when I arrived to the hospital I was in the final stages of labor and my doctor was unavailable.