1991, after 13 years of marriage my husband and I were trying to conceive
a 2nd child. I had had numerous surgeries and uterine biopsies without any
luck. Prior to one particular biopsy the office staff checked to see if
my blood beta HCG levels were elevated which would indicate pregnancy. No,
came the answer, and I dreaded to hear it. So I proceeded with the biopsy
where tissue samples were taken, and I left the doctors office frustrated.
How long, I thought, would I have to pay for the mistaken abortion of 15 years earlier? I felt I was paying the price.
I left the office and headed toward my parish church. I had not been a believer in intercessory prayers, yet I felt desperate! Maybe, God did want to forgive me! So, I turned to his mother, Mary. I pleaded with her that I was truly sorry for the mistake I had made and, from one mother's heart to another, could she ask her Son for this special gift of life. At that moment, I realized that the price had already been paid!
I went to back to work and for weeks awaited the biopsy results. They would determine how much medication I would need the following month to allow conception.
But God had a different plan. The office called to tell me that my results were poor and that I needed to come by to pick up my prescription. While at the office I asked if they would run a pregnancy test because I had not started my cycle. I thought the office staff was going to choke. They kept referring me to the biopsy results but, because of my persistence, they complied.
God in his great mercy not only heard my "mother's prayer" but answered it in an awesome way! Lauryn Kathleen Holtzman was born March 17, 1992! What a wonderful Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Did I mention my husband Is IRISH?!!!
Debbie Holtzman - Woodstock, GA
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