Friday, August 3, 2012

With God All Things Are Possible

2 years after the birth of my first daughter, I found out I was pregnant again, but sadly it ended with an ectopic pregnancy. My fallopian tube was ruptured and the doctors had to burn off what remained of my tube. I was told that I had a 50% less chance of getting pregnant again and that they could refer me to a fertility specialist if I wasn’t pregnant by the next year. I was told that I should consider not having anymore children because of the scar tissue I had at the time. I’ve always wanted a big family since I was an only child. I was saddened at the thought of never having anymore children, but knew that God was ultimately in control of how many children I would have.
The next month I had another positive pregnancy test! I was told that my pregnancy would be painful because my scar tissue was connected to my organs. I had a healthy and completely pain free pregnancy and was given a healthy baby boy! Praise God! I was told once again during my c-section not to have anymore children- that it would be to dangerous to do so. Several years later I was pregnant again! Once again, I had another healthy and pain free pregnancy and was blessed with another girl! We decided to try to take our fertility in our own hands and signed papers to have the one tube I had left tied during my 3rd c-section. To our surprise, the surgeon was unable to tie the tube due to an over excess of scar tissue. I knew that God had intervened! Several years later I attended a Bible study called “Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets them Free”. In this book she mentioned how the Lord should be Lord over all- even our womb! I had never really thought of that before. I knew in my heart that I wanted Him to be Lord over all of me and that it was God alone that opens and closes the womb. So both my husband and I trusted the Lord and allowed God to control my womb. We had tried to get pregnant about a year ago for several months, but nothing happened. Over time I started to believe that God had closed my womb and my child bearing days were over. This saddened me, but over time I came to terms that we were done having children.
I was diagnosed with Graves Disease several years ago and was told this past April “whatever you do, do not get pregnant” by my specialist. I was also told that I needed to have radioactive iodine done to destroy my thyroid. For some reason, I didn't feel like that was what God wanted me to do at the time so I prayed, and I waited. Several weeks later I realized why. I was already pregnant! In December we are awaiting the arrival of another baby boy! I can’t tell you how grateful I am that my husband and I trusted God with our fertility and gave Him complete control over my womb! Children are indeed blessings and I’ll take all that He wants to bless us with!

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