It’s hard to believe it’s been 11 months since I last wrote on this blog. My last post “When We Keep Our Promises” highlights Hannah. She had prayed and begged God for a child as deep in her heart she longed to me a mother. She promised God to dedicate her child to Him if she granted her this blessing of motherhood.
She did exactly as she promised. After weaning her son, a few years later, she gave him to the service of the Lord to train to become a priest and was only able to see him once a year. She did not complain about that. In fact, she was just so grateful for such a gift from God, that she praised Him with one of the most famous prayers in the bible.
As my family and friends already know, my husband and I are expecting a baby. I’m actually 19 weeks pregnant with a little girl and I am so excited to be able to meet her in 4 months!
What most people do not know is that this little girl growing inside of me is a miracle from God.
Around the time I wrote my last blog post, I had a hormone test done and the doctor told me that my chances of getting pregnant was less than 0.5 % . My husband had told me when we were dating that if we never had our own child he was completely fine with it because he only wanted what God wanted. We knew God’s will would ultimately decide. No medication was taken or intentional effort made the month we got pregnant. In fact, earlier that month, I was very sick for a week so becoming pregnant was the last thing on my mind.
Here’s how we know this was God’s intervention, will, and perfect timing. The same month we conceived, Fernando finally sold his house in Mass. and a few days before we found out the big news, he was promoted and received a raise! At that point he had only been at his company for 9 months so this was a big deal! I was told it would be nearly impossible to conceive without medical intervention.
There were no fertility calendars followed. If this was not God’s will, it would have been fine with both of us because we gave it to Him in prayer. I am already a mother of two amazing young men so I already experienced motherhood. I was content with the way things were. However deep in my heart I have always wanted to have a little girl. God granted me my heart’s desire and for that I am so very thankful!
I wanted to share this so that this may encourage your hearts and just know that if God wants it, no one can stop it. Even if things are deemed impossible. Don’t give up on your hearts desires, but give them to God and let Him decide. He sees what none of us can. Sometimes our desires may be bad for us and we wouldn’t even know it. Sometimes our desires will simply come at a later time and we need to wait and trust in God (as difficult as this may sometimes be).
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding