Wednesday, October 24, 2012

365 days since my Lil' Miracle arrived :)

"Hello, is that Geebeemislowah" The voice on the phone asked. Hearing my name distorted like that is something I've gotten used to, so I replied, "You mean Gbemisola? Yeah, that's me."

"I'm calling from the lab with your test results" she explained. "Congratulations, you're pregnant!"

WHAT??!!

"What?!" I shouted, "that is sooooo not possible! There's no way I can be pregnant"
"Well you are, congratulations again" she said, as she got off the phone.

That, my friends, was how I found out I was expecting a baby on my birthday last year.

To say that I was shocked is an understatement. I couldn't believe it. It took a while for me to wrap my mind around the fact that I was pregnant. I was sad :(

Yes. Sad. Very Sad.

*insert long story here*

I know I've promised to share this story before, but let me confess, I've been unable to bring myself to write it because it requires dredging up memories of a really dark period in my life. This girl is a coward. I'll give it a shot soon. Today? Tomorrow? The honest to goodness truth is that I don't know.

Suffice it to say, that the time between March, when I found out I was pregnant, and October, when I gave birth, was the most trying period of my entire life.Thankfully, God brought me through.

This scripture is my testimony:
"...Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning."
I went through all of that for a reason and even though I don't fully get it yet, I know that I wouldn't have experienced God the way I did if I didn't go through all I did. GOD IS FAITHFUL.

It's hard to remember all those dark days right now, because Joy has indeed come.When I hear David laugh, I wonder how I could ever have told God I didn't want to be pregnant. David is such a delightful child. There is NO way I could have earned such an AMAZING blessing from God. As he turns one today, my heart is filled with gratitude to God that He gave me David Ademidara MomoreOluwa, My Lil' Miracle.

53 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to the lil one :)

    Is that how big 1 year olds are? lol. i'm slow when it comes to babies and ages. They only have 3 ages in my mind...too little for me to old, big enough for me to hold, and too big for me to hold lol.

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    1. Hahaha. Your different (st)ages had me cracking up. He's in your "big enough for me to hold" level right now, isn't he?
      Thanks for the birthday wishes :)

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    2. LOL LadyNgo! And Happy belated birthday dear David. God bless you!

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  2. Happy birthday to him, God had a plan and purpose for everything, even if we don't know it yet. I pray more blessing for your family.

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    1. Preach Myne!
      God does have a plan, even though it's hard to make sense of it sometimes, particularly when we are going through the not-so-good times.
      Amen to your prayers. Thanks :)

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  3. Happy birthday to david,I pray many more beautiful years ahead. He's such a cutie

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  4. Welcome to the club, your story is one that i can relate to cause of similar way it happened to me, i have long since concluded that no one can stand in the way of what God wants to do, my heartfelt greetings to the David of his generation,a mighty battle axe in the hand of God, a role model and a voice indeed God is already raising his armies, you shall fulfill destiny and purpose,you will not be derailed nor ur purpose truncated IJN! Happy birthday love.

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    1. Awww...
      Thank you so much Sister Franker and a big AMEN to all you prayers. xxx

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  5. Awwwn! Happy Birthday lil Munchkin, may God gift him with Wisdom beyond his years! Him and his siblings shall bring you joy unspeakable and as today, you shall always have cause to praise God over them, Amen!

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  6. He's soo cute! Happy birthday to the lil man... may the Good Lord perfect all that concerns him as he continues to soar higher and higher, he is blessed and highly favored IJN. Amen!

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  7. where is the rest na? I have been meaning to remind you sef...

    Thanks for sharing a little bit.. why didn't you want the baby @ first? it sounds as am pock nosing but I know these are stories of some OTHER preggi women when they plan not to have children and suddenly a child shows up.

    God is indeed awesome. I pray his love and glory will remain David's life and I pray He will answer as many as are believing for a lil miracle....AMEN.

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    1. I already started to write it. Watch this space ;)
      Thanks DHK :)

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  8. Awesome testimony!! Keep looking forward no need to look back or report on a dark past. You have shared enough for us to appreciate your present joy. Congratulations and may God continue to protect and provide for your family.

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    1. Thanks dear. Interestingly, writing about it turned out to be somewhat cathartic. I get what you mean tho. It's one of the factors I considered in deciding wether or not to write.

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  9. Happy birthday to the lil man. God is always faithful *hugs*

    Toin

    P.S: I mentioned you in my last post :)

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    1. You did?! Off to check. Thanks :)

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    2. Hahaha. I just read it. I'll hurry up and finish school o. So help me God :)

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  10. Cuddles to the lady that is so funny on twitter
    Following your blog now...

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    1. You found my blog from Twitter? Is that cool or what? Thanks :D

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  11. Happy B-day to David
    God truly knows what's good for us.........
    *tip toeing away quietly before I catch this kind of blessing*
    LOL

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    1. *gently pulling you back into a warm embrace, hoping to transfer the anointing* hahaha. Please naw, give the boys a lil sister ;)

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  12. happy birthday to David!!!!!

    Hmm God's ways are not our ways...

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    1. Indeed they are not!
      Thanks Aloted :)

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  13. what a cutey! When God is blessing us sometimes we think really, i don't need this now. But need to continually remind ourselves that God knows best! Happy birthday to David :)

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    1. He knows best! He really does. Thank you :)

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  14. aaw, me love his names "Ademidara MomoreOluwa" Happy birthday David! Many happy returns.

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  15. wow wow! a year already? God be praised!

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    1. Like play like play o, my sister! Openif'Oluwa!
      Thanks HD :)

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  16. How fast they grow!
    Happy birthday to David, and many more years to celebrate..amen :D

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  17. Happy birthday to Momore. God will grant mummy many more years in good health,joy, love and peace to see her children'children in Jesus name.

    I so love the names he has....very rich.

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  18. Stumbled on your blog from N.I.L's and by the way, just followed you on twitter, so follow right back, lol. Congrats on your cuddly yummy baby-had my retirement baby last year, so no more going down that road for me. I'm sure you do not need to be told that your life as you knew it, is gone forever, lol. But not to worry, lots of positive experiences to live through, lol.

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    1. Thanks! Lol at "retirement baby".
      Off to Twitter to find you :)

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  19. Aww, look at this cutie...muah muah muah and happy birthday again.

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  20. Ok logged on to google cos I was looking for " hw to make mono strap dresses" ( I'm a trainee tailor) then your blog surfaces. At first i didn't want to click on it but somehow,I found myself here and I must confess I hardly stay glued to blogs but I saw myself reading ur blog and even going bk to ur previous posts and I got o interested up to d point of commenting.I wish your son a happy belated birthday and sincerely,I will watch dis space so as o know the story behind his birth.

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    1. Thanks Tee,
      I'll put the story up soon.
      Hope you found the monostrap how-to eventually?

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  21. Happy belated birthday to David. May he continue to increase in wisdom and strength...

    I can't wait to read the story ooo....

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    1. Amen! Thanks Tosin. Story coming soon... ;)

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  22. happy belated birthday to David. I have a friend that always says God has a sense of humor. i think so too.
    www.secretlilies.blogspot.com

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    1. He does!
      Congrats on the birth of your daughter. She's so beautiful!

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  23. I can totally relate to your story but the bottom line is God makes no mistakes. David is an important ingredient that He couldn't leave out. May God bless him with gifts money can buy and especially gifts only Him can give. Happy Birthday David

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    1. Amen!
      I totally agree with you about God not making mistakes.

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  24. Life does throw us lemons, really bitter ones and sometimes really dry as well; making lemonade even seems immpossible. But the beauty in every situation is Jesus; the strength He gives through it all.
    ThankGod you came through it and stronger too, I'm sure.

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  25. happy belated birthday to the cutie.....hugs

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  26. Awwww! Happy belated birthday David! You're a smile God put on your mummy's face. God bless you Gbemi! xx

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  27. Awwww. He looks like a bundle of joy. News of Monsieur 16's conception was prolly received by the mom like you did. Today his cherubic smile makes you forget the day's worries. Happy birthday to Mom and son..belated though it is.

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