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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Birth (infancy) (08/20/09)

TITLE: Gift from God
By Norma-Anne Hough
08/27/09


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Gift from God.

Upon hearing, I was pregnant with Mandy-Jane, I was initially shell shocked but my shock and dismay turned to joy unknown.

Three years previously I had miscarried a baby at 14 weeks, the attending doctor made rather a mess of the operation, and I was told by my gynaecologist that there was little hope of my falling pregnant again. The news that I was pregnant was truly wonderful and a miracle.

The pregnancy progressed well. Jacquie and Bronwyn my older two daughters were delighted at the thought of another addition to our family. I was involved with a lovely ladies fellowship group; each meeting they prayed for the protection of the unborn baby.

The great day dawned. I went into the Maternity Home the night before as I was having a Caesarean section by epidural. Once the baby was born, I was to be sterilized

I was a bit nervous to have the epidural, but the nurses and attending doctors were very professional, and put me at ease. Dave was present. While the anaesthetist was talking to me about our home and family, the rest of them were bringing forth my little miracle. The next thing I knew Mandy was put into my arms. I was unaware of any procedure. What joy and happiness holding that tiny creature.

Later that morning when David called to visit, he laughingly told me what had actually taken place. The doctor and gynaecologist were best friends and had been busy discussing their racing cars and mag wheels, while performing the operation. As they begun to stitch me up, Dave turned around and remarked how quick it had been especially with the sterilization. Without missing a beat, they smiled at each other and opened me up again, they had been so busy talking, that they had forgotten to perform the sterilization!

God honoured the prayers of my family and friends. She was perfect in all ways and from an early age had a special relationship with her heavenly creator.


If I had my life to live over, instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, Id have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside of me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle. Irma Bombeck.


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Mildred Sheldon08/28/09
I could not agree more. Babies are truly a gift from God. Very well written and I enjoyed this very much.
Rachel Burkum08/28/09
A neat portrayal from beginning to end... or from beginning to beginning. The bit of humor at the end was well-inserted and made me smile.
Coleene VanTilburg 09/03/09
While the doctors are busy chatting away about their worldly matters, your "miracle" was taking place. If only they could see that, we would have a lot more born again ob-gyn's!
I am thanking God for your miracle and your story.