I’m getting COMPLETELY personal with you today. But I’ve struggled for so long wanting to share our story with you, because it means so much to me.
I told you back in June, during my post “An Afternoon of Bonding,” that I would share with you one day how my husband and I were told that we would more than likely not be able to have children.
Today is that day.
My husband and I had been dating for 10 years, and we finally tied the knot in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was absolutely the best way we could have gotten married. Our close family and friends came to join us, and even though the wedding lasted about 20 minutes…. the celebration lasted for days! (Of course, more on that later too, if you’d like.)
The Bad News
It was a routine checkup, and a brief mention to my doctor,
You know, my husband and I have been trying for about a year to have a baby, and no luck.
After a couple of additional appointments and time, learning that I had endometriosis…the doctor told me that I would more than likely have a really hard time, conceiving a baby, and to be prepared that it would more than likely not even happen.
I was devastated.
I’ll never forget going home that afternoon, crying in my husbands arms. All of my friends were having babies. Why couldn’t we?
Another year went by, charting… calendaring, counting, taking my temperature, taking ovulation tests, and nothing. Nothing was working.
We’re Done Trying
One Sunday morning, my husband and I made the routine trip to church, but I had no idea what we were about to see, and decide for our family.
We sat behind a sweet couple that just adopted a baby boy through foster care, who had come from a home where he was physically abused. Bruises & broken bones, at the early age of 6 months.
But now… that little boy had sweet parents. Parents that would love and cherish him. Parents that would try to make sure nothing harmful ever happened to him again.
God spoke to both of us that morning. We got in the car to leave, and we looked at each and as if it were a subject we had been thinking over for years… and we both said,
That next morning, I went in to our office, made some phone calls, filled out paperwork, and began our adoption journey.
The next week, we were faced with the devastating news of my husbands father, that I mentioned earlier here.
In our last days with my father-in-law, I began to feel “weird.” Thinking it was the stress of the news, I ignored it for a few days. Then… the feelings were more than “weird,” and I decided to do something about it. Besides, I had an extra pregnancy test laying around from the bulk packages I had bought over the last two years, so why not.
It was positive.
Yes, we were going to have a baby.
I couldn’t wait to share the news with my hubby, so I immediately prepared his “We’re Having a Baby,” gift that I had created in my head for years.
Lucky lucky us… we were able to share the news with his father before he passed. The look of delight and excitement on his face was absolutely priceless and unforgettable.
He’s here… They’re here
We did it. God absolutely blessed us with two incredible boys. It just goes to show you that God can do anything.
Our Birth Story
(I cry every time I watch this. Not because the birth took a long 18 hours, but because it’s such an incredible moment, and miracle.)
Birth Story Credit: Picture Perfect by Roseanna
We also have a video birth story of our second, but I just couldn’t resist posting these photos of the second little miracle to enter our lives, for those of you who may not be able to watch a video now.
Photo Credits: A.G. Photography
We aren’t the only couple I have heard of that “stopped,” trying, and ended up expecting. It’s amazing how that happens sometimes, right?
If only I’d leave everything up to God, instead of trying to do it myself… I’m sure, I’d be even more blessed than I could ever imagine. I’m so thankful I’ve finally been able to share our story with you.
I’d LOVE to hear your story. Did you go through something similar?