I had THREE BOYS all within three years. I wanted more children but NOT right away!! My husband didn't want any more children WHAT SO EVER. So I, being a submissive wife, got my tubes clamped. It was the worst thing I could have done. I didn't feel like I was "me" any more. I got really depressed. Now, mind you, since the tubal ligation surgery, I had really bad pain with my periods...and such. I went back to the dr. who tied my tubes and I questioned him on having a reversal surgery (my husband had no idea). He gave me NO hope for a tubal reversal. He said that I had endometriosis...and would probably never concieve again. He also told me that the surgery was REALLY expensive. He ended up putting me on a drug that actually made my brain think that it was going through menopause....(yeah, my husband got to see our future!) That drug didn't last long!!!
Years later, a lady from my church and myself began to pray that my husband would have a change of heart about having more children. Within a couple of months, my husband changed his mind. We had some bills to wrap up so, two years later we made all the preparations...and had a tubal reversal surgery!! Which by the way was only $4,300.00-for the dr. and hospital!!! Praise the Lord! In Sept. 2006, I had the surgery. I got pregnant w/in six months of the surgery...it sadly ended in a misscarriage. I got pregnant a few months later which ended in another misscarriage! To my surprise I was still determinded to have a baby. I had the attitude of, "The Lord started this, I know He'll see it through!" By July 2007, I got pregnant again. This time being successful in my eyes. What I mean by that is we can't always see what God is doing in our lives. But, I believe that God was trying to teach me patience. Up to that point, I was doing everything to bring things to pass in my life...or so I thought...I think God wanted to show me that HE is the giver of gifts!
And what a gift Lillian Rose Marie is to our whole family!! She is everything I prayed for her to be. AND IT'S A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!
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