Test of Faith
However, I will not focus much on this pregnancy as I want to share in details how one’s faith can be shaken despite experiencing God’s blessings above. Faith is easier to have when things are moving smoothly I must say. With my daughter’s pregnancy and delivery, my faith level was high; I was excited, soaring on eagles’ winds and extremely confident that God has indeed ordained all women to experience such a wonderful and joyful process. With this faith and high confidence, my husband and myself started trying for a second child about sixteen months after our daughter was born. In fact this time around, we felt it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have a baby boy so we were trying to use all available practical knowledge we could read about to influence having a male baby. We read about how chances of having a male child was higher if sex is abstained for a certain period of time and done at certain times, certain positions. We also read about certain types of food that increased chances of having male children. Of course, I don’t know if any of these ideas worked. I got pregnant about eighteen months after our daughter’s birth and we were confident again that God was at work in our lives.
Again, I was strong and coping well till a faithful day in December 2009. I noticed that I was “spotting” at about eleven weeks into the pregnancy and I decided to go the hospital to have a scan. I experienced “spotting” for about three days in my 1st pregnancy and I was fine afterwards so I assumed this was exactly a similar scenario and there was no cause for alarm but I was so wrong. I drove my self to the hospital and got the scan done but the result I got made the world crumple right before my face. I was told I had a blighted ovum. At first the shock I experienced made me numb and I could not even cry but afterwards it dawned on me that I was going to lose the pregnancy. Click to read more
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