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"Wait on the Lord, be strong and of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart...wait on the Lord. Psalms 27:14

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday for February 17 - Psalm 139:13-16


All my life I wanted to be a mother. Even as a child. Doctor? Nope. Actress? Nope. Princess? Well, maybe on occasion. Teacher? No to that as well. But ask me if I wanted to be a mother and it was YES with zero hesitation.

When I got pregnant with my daughter, I was definitely NOT expecting it. I'd been taking birth control for 10 years and thought, "I'll be ready to have kids on my terms." God apparently had other plans. But, after my daughter was born and my body went haywire after her delivery and after I had several tests run to figure out what was wrong, I was told that I really quite possibly never should have been able to get pregnant in the first place b/c I was severely anovulatory – a hormonal condition that causes me to ovulate maybe 3 times a year, 4 if I'm lucky, but there’s no way to figure out which month I drop an egg…plus, as I'd mentioned, I’d been on the pill for 10 years.

To top it off, I was told that the chances of me getting pregnant again would be the equivalent of lightning striking twice or winning the lottery. I resigned myself to the fact that instead of a house full of children like I'd always dreamed, I would be completely content with the one miracle daughter I was given.

Who knew that EIGHT years later I would become pregnant again?! This time with a son. I didn't know. I thought my child bearing days were over. After all, I was 35 and if it hadn't happened by now, then it wouldn't happen. True, I didn't know. But God knew.

I have two living, breathing, bonafide miracles who are completely healthy and happy and wonderful and infinitely precious! My 8 year old daughter and my 12 week old son. They may not have been planned by me but they were planned by God who ordained not only my life ahead of time but the lives of my daughter and son.

My picture is one of my son at just around 6 weeks old already grasping my finger and holding on to me . . . just as I will teach him to hold on to the Heavenly Father who created him . . . and my daughter . . . and me.

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I really enjoyed my very first Word Filled Wednesday! I hope you did too. :-)

18 comments:

Joyfull said...

What a beautiful testimony of the faithfulness of our Lord and how He alone can do all things. Thank you for sharing about your blessings.

Amydeanne said...

I'm so glad you joined us this week Nicole!
and we have a lot in common! I got preggo with 1 of mine on bc and was told to begin with I wouldn't have be able to have children so indeed they are miracles and were totally on God's terms not mine!

Congrat's on your new bundle! What an exciting time for you!

daylily777 said...

Praise God for your miracles ! The pic is absolutely beautiful& the scripture is wonderful !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Peggy said...

Blessings Nicole...How precious and adorable your choice of verse & photo! So very inspirational your testimony of life! May God pour out His abundant blessings on the treasures of your two + you & man of your life!

I'm so glad that you stopped by so I'd have a chance to read this & be blessed! Congrats on your new gift!
I looked for you at your prophetic blog but that was long ago...too bad (looked impressive). I like that you shared on how Rick's devotional spoke to you as it did me also. Thanks for your visit & words!

twinklemom said...

Lol-So great that you are participating and just wow...your fantastic testimony of what our Father is and has done for you is just awe-inspiring and so many reasons to say a "PTL-He is Good".

God bless you for sharing this wonderful testimony of what our Heavenly Father can do and what a gift your children are!!

The image of your hand intertwining with your child...wow! That image is something that would look nice framed with the verse on it---just saying. LOL

*Hugs* Love you dear Sister in Christ and love how God has crossed our paths.

Thought still looking out for spiders *looking around*.

Lisa said...

Such a beautiful photo and verse. I love it! Congratulations on your sweet new baby. What an incredible blessing. Isn't it awesome how much He loves us?

Hugs,
Lisa

Jean-Luc Picard said...

A wonderfully optimistic post for all, nic, especially women wanting to have a child.

Ginger said...

Love the verse. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Pia said...

lovely photo and verse. this is so encouraging. truly, god knows best and when God says it'll happen, it definitely will. but of course in His perfect time. this is so wonderful and given me so much hope. precious!

SnoWhite said...

beautiful post! thank you so much for your encouraging comment today!!

Ozjane said...

What a precious story......which touches my heart as I had to have major surgery at 31 and before I married so could never have children.
Now I think granny envy is almost worse than baby envy.......LOL.
But God is good and a dear little one has been holding up her arms to me for a cuddle and her Nana says...but she does not do that.
I ended up, well I wanted to end up, being a teacher for 30 years but with no siblings I do not have nephews or nieces either. So I have my little session where I borrow cuddles.

Christy said...

Beautiful.

What a precious story!

And such lovely verses. Those are some of my most favorite....what a thought. He knew us.

Happy WFW!

Joan said...

What a wonderful testimony! Enjoy your precious little bundle.

I love the picture and the verse.

e-Mom said...

Two beautiful miracles... Bless you, and so nice to meet you. Happy WFW!

jo.attalife said...

How awesome is our God!!! Yes, children are a great blessing from Him, and to be entrusted with little lives is such a joy and privilege. Wonderful testimony!

hip chick said...

Beautiful verse and congratulations on the birth of your son.

ddkay said...

I love that picture and this post. thank you for sharing!

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful testimony. That photo is absolutely perfect for that verse.