For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the LORD. Isaiah 55: 8
Before I continue with the story I would like to tell you something, after I had my second daughter, I was yearning for a baby boy. My hope was that I would have one when she had turned three years. I had heard of theories(I do not know whether it is a myth or a proven fact) of high chances of conceiving a baby boy on the fourteenth day of ones cycle and being a mother of two girls, I gave it some thought and put it on my to do list when the right time came. I was thinking as a mere mortal, and not once did I let God’s will be done. Little did I know that God’s plans is not man’s. Here I was working on time frames while God was working towards teaching me to only lean on Him.
On 17/08/2016, the R:B:S results were 4.1 mmol/dl. Later when the Doctor did her rounds in the new-born unit, she attended to other new born and finally it was my son’s turn. She asked how many sessions of phototherapy my boy completed, I told her just one. She looked at his eyes, the roof of his mouth, his skin and kept repeating the process. I did not understand what was going on untill she finally said, “he is in perfect condition and his skin has improved tremendously!” She advised the phototherapy be discontinued as my boy was in perfect health. Isn’t that a miracle? God indeed answered my prayer.
Offer unto God thanksgiving: and pay your vows unto the most High: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me. Psalms 50: 14-15.
I whispered a prayer thanking God for the miracle. God is real. Jehovah Rapha came to me when I needed Him the most. For sure prayer works. I later texted hubby telling him God had answered our prayers and that I would fill him in during lunch hour visits. He could not wait for the news and I briefed him. It meant that he only had two injections to go which he finished the next day on Thursday morning. That Thursday we were discharged from the new-born unit and moved to the maternity ward with him to leave the next day on Friday 19/08/2016. Everything went on well and I looked forward to going home. We left the hospital on Friday before noon and were grateful to God for enabling us to take our boy home in good health. It was a beautiful reunion with my girls back at home.
Many a times we take things for granted. Like I went to the hospital thinking I would leave the next day, and even carried change of clothes to be used the next day. We are even sure of the state we will leave the hospital, it is only God who decides what happens. This experience has humbled me and I have learnt to trust in God in all situations. May God guide our thoughts and let us learn to always look up to Him and only lean on Him.
My sincere thank you to the Doctors and Nurses who attended to my boy while at the New born unit, to the midwives who ensured I delivered well, to Be my prayer partner group for praying with me, to my sister Pam, Debra and brother Eddy, my aunt Beatrice Oloo, hubby, my in-laws,Desma, my friends who kept checking on me, my DM Doreen and above all to God for seeing us through during this time.
Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
I am a private person and do not like sharing my children pictures in the media, but I shared this to share my testimony with you and let you know that God is faithful. Let me officially introduce you to my boy Aiden Ethan Odhiambo.
You might be trusting in God for a baby, it is my prayer that God will remember you. May He bless your womb so that you may experience the joy of motherhood. To you that lost a baby and walked home with a casket instead of a baby, God will remember you and bless your womb again. To those who have sick kids and are still in hospital for various reasons, may Jehovah Rapha come through for you, trust in Him just like I did and pray earnestly for your kids. May they receive their healing. To all mothers, may you be blessed. I would like to recommend the book Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian. We are called upon as parents to pray for our kids and even the unborn ones. Be blessed. Cheers.