In place of my usual Created to be His Help Meet, I've decided that today I'm going to share a very special story.
About 25 years ago, I realized that it was going to be very hard for me to have a baby. There were many issues, the biggest being that I wasn't ovulating as I should.
A trip to my OB/GYN later found me using a Basal thermometer with sex on demand--not as wonderful as you might think (even for you men...ask DH), fertility drugs, more fertility drugs, higher doses of fertility drugs.
This was all mingled in with test upon test to see if I was pregnant. Each test resulted in a pink minus sign.
DH and I finally decided after 5½ years that enough was enough and began the process of adoption.
Not long into that process, my body just started doing these.....weird things. Not anything that made me feel like I was sick, mind you, just weird things.
After a week or so of pleading from my best girlfriend, I finally gave in and bought yet another pregnancy test. This time though instead of a dark pink minus sign....it was the faintest shade of a positive sign!! Maybe? Could it be?
I called that 1-800 number on the back and the lady on the other end of the line assured me that if I could even make out the faintest plus sign, I was most likely pregnant. An excited call to my Dr. and a quick trip to his office confirmed it.....after 6½ years, I was going to have a baby!!!!!!!!
I was blessed with a wonderful pregnancy and only 37½ hours of labor introduced me to the most beautiful little girl I'd ever laid eyes on in my life!!!
Her name is Beth and today she is 19 years old....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BABY AND MY MIRACLE!!!!!!!!!!!
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!