I have loved working with and teaching children all my life. I gave birth to two girls and was told I would not be able to have anymore, but….. never say never! The Father had other plans in mind! When my second child was 8 months old, I found out I would have another child. My middle child was sick much of the time and like most young mothers, I worked a full time job. Needless to say, I wasn’t overjoyed by the news.
When I was 20 weeks along, I was sent to a specialist because of a concerning ultrasound the doctors had conducted. ” The fetus you are carrying has no body forming on its’ lower half, nor is the brain or the skull.” Numbness, I felt numb. Confused, but mostly guilty, for not gratefully accepting the precious gift of life. “You must abort the pregnancy. We will make arrangements for you.” With that, I was snapped beck to reality. I told them NO! I knew this child has a purpose and that God had a plan for this life! They said I was being unrealistic and foolish.
Pray, oh how I prayed! I didn’t ask God what to do, His word was clear. I did, however, ask why. I asked Him to save this child and to give me the strength to accept His will. Throughout this process, I prayed. I searched the word and I had firm faith that the Father knew this child and was in and about my child and that children are important to Him.
On March 30th, I delivered a beautiful, healthy baby. Another little girl to love and teach and share with. She slept all night and was such an easy, happy baby. The doctors were dumbfounded. They could not figure out why she had survived and had come out healthy. I said, “Two things gentlemen, first, God lives and cares about everything in my life so He hears my prayers. Second, He just showed you HIMSELF in this pregnancy and delivery and this sweet child.”
I know He lives! I know He sent His only Son to pay for my sins through a horrible death. I can give testimony that His word is true. He answers prayers and He has a purpose for each of us.
Behold, children are a heritage to the Lord. The fruit of the womb is His reward. Psalm 127:3