We had been trying to get pregnant for several years; after some testing the doctor said it was unlikely we would have children. Serveral months later, on the advice of our docotr, we took a break from testing. During that time I became ill with flu-like symptons. I went to the doctor who did a pregnancy test before prescribing medicine... it came back positive. I WAS PREGNANT!
I returned to my OB/GYN and he confimed our pregnancy! we were stunned, and beyond excited! Eight months later, I safely delivered a healthy baby girl. God does answer prayer!
The month of February 1982 was the most turbulent month of my life, it seemed. I was a college sophomore, single & pregnant. So soon as that realization sank in, I had a miscarriage. For the next few weeks, I went on a rampage of drinking, parties and short relationships. I was plunged into deep dark depression followed by the ultimateending of my short & painful sprint. You see I was running from God. All this caused me to run, only faster straight into the arms of Jesus where he saved me. Quite a lot of events happen during the shortest month of the year. At the time, I didn't know there was an orgainzation called Sav-A-Life in Troy. You see, if I had carried to term, I wouldn't have know what to do, and during the few weeks of my pregnancy I was so very scared.
Fast forward, the unmarried pregnant college sophmore who miscarried... gave her life to the Lord, eventually married a wonderful man of God, and later had three awesome sons.
My life story could have ended so very differently, I tend to belive God intervened and used the gory details of my old life for his glory.
"To this end was I born and for the cause came I into the world that I should bear witness unto the truth"
I had an unfortunate beginning of being born to an unwed mother and an Army soldier. When family encouraged my mother to abort me, there was one lone voice of aunt who opposed that option. She encouraged my mother to keep me. It was certialy a hardship I imagine, both morally and finacially, but my life's course was set. I was made to go to chrch service and Sunday School all of my life which unstilled Christian values and Biblical principles in me. I had loving grandparents and great aunts and uncles around me who were exaples of Christ-centered marragies and homes. I thank God for sparing my life and allowing me to experinec a new life in Him by being born again of the water and spirit. Today, I am the priamary finacnial and medical caretaker of my 88 year old mother. I am bearing withness daily of the truth that God takes the cursed and truns it in to a blessing by His power and grace.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
This blog has been created to offer encouragement. The stories found here are true and provided anonymously from families who have found hope and encouragement in the midst of life changing moments.