When you’re young, you feel like nothing can go wrong. I married Dino when I was 24 after 6 years of dating. I imagined us having a house full of kids…I remember telling him I wanted at least 4!
We started trying to have a baby about a year after we were married. Nothing happened. Then I changed jobs and got better health insurance. Nothing happened. It seemed like everyone in the world was having babies. I prayed and cried a lot. Nothing happened.
We went to see doctors and started taking fertility drugs. Nothing happened. I stopped taking the drugs and gave up. Nothing happened.
Finally, I put all my problems and worries to God. Something happened, I found peace.
On February 14, 2000, my doctor told me that I was having a baby. No fertility drugs, not even trying. I was overwhelmed and so surprised.
After 6 years of waiting for her, I couldn’t believe it. I learned that sometimes He does answer your prayers.
I know this is not the way everyone’s story ends, and I feel so much pain for those trying to have a baby. It is something I will never forget. I don’t know why it happened for me, I feel like I have received this little gift, and I have felt this blessing in my heart everyday. Even more than that, I have learned to trust in everything He does in my life, whether good or bad, He is always there for me.
As for my big family, we are just perfect, the three of us.
…I think He knew I couldn’t handle all of the math homework! Amen.
Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny.