Able to Have Children Despite Odds

July 11, 2018
Despite the odds, a couple is able to have a baby.

At 20 years old, I had my left ovary and tube removed because of endometriosis, which can cause infertility. I was told then that the chances of having children were slim. God, of course, had other plans, and at age 34, I had my son. My ex-husband left me when I was pregnant with my son. Seven years later, I met my current husband, and we married in 1997. In 1999, my husband had his vasectomy reversed. He had had a vasectomy years before, and the doctor told him the chances of success weren�t good since it had been ten years. I had three doctors tell me, �You are in your 40�s with endometriosis and no left ovary or tube, and your husband had a vasectomy reversed, so I do not believe it�s possible for you to conceive.� God kept reminding me that when my son was a baby, He had told me I would have another baby named Jesse. In 2002, I got pregnant. Glory hallelujah, another miracle! My doctor was not sure how far along I was and wanted an ultrasound by a doctor and not an ultrasound tech. While I was getting my ultrasound at five months pregnant, within a minute, the doctor said, �I am so sorry. You have a tremendous amount of amniotic fluid, and this opening at the base of your baby�s brain will continue to enlarge. It�s too much pressure on her brain. You will need genetic counseling to prepare for a developmentally disabled child.� Fear hit me like a Mac truck, but the Spirit of God arose within me, and I declared, �I am 44 years old, with no left ovary or tube because of endometriosis, which can cause infertility. My husband had a reverse vasectomy, and our baby is a miracle, so we are sure she will be fine. Thanks for letting us know. For now, we know how to pray!� He said, �You are 44? Wow! Well, I will pray, too!�The Lord said later that day, �You can go to genetic counseling and prepare for what the doctor said, or you can not go and prepare for what I said. It's up to you!� We did not attend genetic counseling. I had to fight the good fight of faith, combatting fear for three days. On the third day, unrelenting fear left, and for the remainder of my pregnancy, I carried His supernatural peace.Today, Jesse is 15. She has been in accelerated classes since fourth grade. She is a 4.0 student, in the J.R.O.T.C. at her high school and also on the precision air rifle team. She also is in Junior Civil Air Patrol and in tenth-grade honors English as a freshman. I�ve shared my testimony with many women, who were told they couldn�t get pregnant, and just like God does, then they could!

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