Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sincerely Fro Me To You ~ The Christmas Secret

When I think of Christmas it just puts a smile on my face!  I love all things Christmas, its the time we celebrate and honor the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  The lights and decorations are simply beautiful.  I have been known to play Christmas music all year long....
The Christmas of 2000 well the whole month of December 2000 HD and I were on pins and needles.  We had been trying to have a baby our first baby for over a year and I was praying for a Christmas miracle!  Early on in the month I had taken a fertility drug called Clomid, I took 5 pills in all, I took them every other day.  So toward the end of the month I could take a pregnancy test every other day for 10 days.  
This picture was taken on Christmas Eve at my Aunt Jan and Uncle Luther's house were our large extended family gathered for many many years to celebrate together.  I had taken a pregnancy test the day before and it was negative but I was still very hopeful, tomorrow was Christmas!


The next morning, Christmas morning I took a pregnancy test and it was negative.  I was so upset, I was just sure I was pregnant.  Again on the 27th I took a test and again it was negative, by this point I was just so sad I am pretty sure I was ruining our trip home to Ohio with our family and my attitude sucked!  The morning of the 29th we were having a nice breakfast with Zack and Jess and our little nephew R.  I will never forget making the walk down the hall to take the test, it was the last test of the month and then on to more fertility treatments, I was filled with uncertainty and was really scared I would never have a baby of my own.  R crawled into the bathroom while I was watching the stick for any sign of a pink line, then it happened it slowly came into sight!  I had waited years and spent a small fortune in pregnancy test only to have them all be negative and finally all my prayers had been answered!  I yelled for HD to come here, we hugged and kissed and we both scooped our little nephew up and kissed him he just giggled.  
When I look at this picture it makes me so happy.  Hidden deep inside my body was my baby, My first born son, Luke.  I am very thankful for the way it all worked out!  I was able to be with my family and tell them face to face that our prayers had been answered.  
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12 comments:

Carolina Mama said...

OH honey, this is just the sweetest thing! I love it. Congratulations and miracles do happen. p.s. I love the red taffeta.

re: your comment to me about the picture - you think we could do it again this year!?:)

P.S.He loves you.. said...

What a sweet story! And you look fab in that red!

Here's where the Advent idea came from.. http://sallydavidson.blogspot.com/2008/11/countdown-to-christmas.html

and I noticed I forgot to put that in the post..so Thanks for asking!

Have a great day!

laytonfamily said...

what a wonderful story - reading it - I'm sure those days waiting and testing were not any fun. I tried to conceive my 2nd - June '06 naturally - and waiting and testing every month was so stressful the end of December I told my husband I just couldn't do it anymore - and was pregnant!

God is so good!

littletoesandcheerios said...

Beautiful post...made me teary. I don't know if it's 'cause your family or 'cause I'm PMS-ing!
I know how it feels when you really want it to be positive. What a special Christmas memory! Fred and I we very blessed get pregnant within a 8 months of trying.

I loved the vest comment btw!! Too bad I didn't know Jan yet (I knew Fred) I could have used that couch!!!

:: jamie :: said...

What a wonderful, sweet story!!!

Thank you for sharing this with us today.

Melissa said...

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story! That is so amazing how things work out like that. What a great Christmas memory!

We are THAT Family said...

What a great story....my first baby was after several rounds of Clomid...that stuff made me feel very funky!

But what a happy story in the end!

One More Equals Four said...

Very sweet! He is your little miracle and what better time for one! Maybe you will have another little miracle soon?

Jennifer said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful Christmas memory.

a Tonggu Momma said...

What a sweet story!!! Becoming a momma is such a special miracle, no matter how it happens for you. What a special photo for your family to treasure. It made me smile.

(And... as to the coats in our photo... I must confess they were our idea. My only defense was that I was eight.)

Ashley @ mrs007.com said...

This story is so sweet! It gave me chills. I know the feeling of wanting a baby so bad for so long and then FINALLY seeing the pink line! Such Blessings!

Michelle said...

this is the sweetest story!!!