I was looking for motherhood. I had been longing for it for years. I wanted nothing more than to be a mom to some little girl or boy and I wanted to have this amazing family. My husband and I had been doing all the things you do to try to get pregnant. Seeing specialists, taking tests, having procedures done and taking lots of hormones.
It seemed to be a lost cause. I had been taking hormones for more than 2 years and we were getting into dangerous territory. Any more time on the medication could lead to complications for me and possibly cancer down the road. We didn’t want to take that chance. If God’s answer was no, then it was no and we didn’t want to risk my life trying to do what God didn’t want us to.
Well after failed IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) and all the above mentioned trials we decided that this final month (March 2004) would be the last month we use hormones and if it didn’t work we would move forward with a life without kids or we would look into adoption.
I remember clearly that my heart was downcast and sad at the prospect of never having my own child and sad that I wouldn’t be giving my man a child of his own. I was getting ready to call in my final prescription when I decided to take one more pregnancy test. I knew Mark would be frustrated with me for taking one for no reason but I couldn’t help myself. Why order new medication if I was pregnant right? It was expensive stuff!
After taking the test all I could say was that I was in a state of shock. I sat dumbfounded looking at the stick and remember clearly whispering these words, “There’s a line, there’s never been a line…” I slowly walked out to the other room to show my man and his words were exactly the same. Both of us in disbelief. We had just had this serious conversation about not trying anymore and now there is this line.
Considering we were in such a state of shock and that the test couldn’t possibly be right, I took another test from another box and found the results to be the same. I was amazed, excited and worried all at the same time. What if the tests were wrong??? The only thing to do was buy another test and take another one. Saturday night after church we went and bought another test from a different store and took it home. And just like a big smile from God it showed the same results.
True serendipity through and through. We longed for this little life, but after many years and trials had lost all belief, all hope it would happen, and had absolutely no expectation what-so-ever that God would honor us with such a gift. God is so good. He waits until it will mean the most and then gives the best presents we could ever want. Our Muppin is such a perfect fit to our little family too. We are truly The Three Amigos!
Don’t forget that when you least expect it, God will deliver to you a serendipitous moment you will never forget.
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