Monday, August 10, 2009

5 Years Ago Today

5 years ago today, August 10, 2004, my husband and I sat in a hematologist's office as she told us to work with my ob/gyn to "come up with a plan for preserving my fertility" because I had lymphoma (a type of cancer) and would likely need a combination of chemotherapy and/or radiation that could potentially leave me infertile.

Exactly 1 year later, August 10, 2005, our daughter was born.

How could that have happened? It is a long story, one I haven't yet shared on this blog because I didn't know how to narrate it into a blog post, but a story I hope to begin sharing in coming days. It is a story slathered with so much God that I fear somehow I will not do Him justice in how I share it, but know that if I do not try I will certainly fail.

So for the purpose of today's post, I will make the story short and say this . . .

Our plan that August 10th, 2004, involved an elaborate process of doctors and medical procedures that would allow us to freeze embryos before I began cancer treatment so that one day, if I was cured enough, we could have the possibility of having more children. We had a 17 month old son at the time but very much dreamed of having another child.

God's plan, however, was one we could not have imagined possible that August 10th 2004. God's plan was to completely heal me of any sign of cancer
before treatment, leaving multiple doctors baffled, and forcing them to delay treatment until I showed the signs (which I have not in these last 5 years), and to provide us a beautiful, perfect baby girl exactly one year, to the day, later.

Our miracle was not supposed to be born that August 10, 2005, she was nearly 3 weeks early, but born completely healthy. But by God's plan, the timing of her birth was exactly right, because the date "coincidence" allowed His fingerprints to be so clearly revealed on our story, our lives.


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25 comments:

  1. WOW!!! This post is amazing and has me in tears. I can't believe all you had to go through but praise the Lord your little one turned out just perfect. Thank you for sharing this, I needed to hear something like this right now. Thank you.

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  2. Thats awesome and inspiring I cant wait to read more of this story as you find the words to share it with those of us in the blogosphere--I am sure you will do Him justice

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  3. God is great! thanks for sharing your miracle...

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  4. Thanks for sharing that and for giving God the glory. You have an amazing testimony and beautiful family. (pam from blog hop).

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  5. What a beautiful miracle of God in so many ways, Your story had me in tears, what a joyful blessing she must be.
    Hugs Nicki

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  7. Wow! How wonderful to have such a blessing!

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  8. So amazing! With God, all things are possible

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  9. What an amazing story! Thank you for sharing! Enjoy the blog hop.

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  10. I saw your post title and it confused me b/c I know she is turning 4.... so I read more, I didn't know that was part of your story. It brings tears to my eyes, He is so good. What an awesome reminder of that every year. Ya'll have alot to celebrate. Happy bday to the sweet birthday princess!

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  11. What an amazing story. I can't wait to hear the whole thing when you are ready to share it. She is your miracle girl!

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  12. Sounds like you have an incredible story to share. Thanks for posting this snipit. God works in miraculous ways!

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  13. Wow! What an amazing story! Congrats on your miracle!

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  14. That is an amazing story that gave me goose bumps. I would love to hear the rest of the story.

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  15. Your story which accompanies your photo of your sweet little girl, makes this shot even more precious. I am so happy that you, your health and your family were blessed. How amazing. Thank you for sharing!

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  16. this is a beautiful story...I look forward to hearing more about this! Isn't God good?

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  17. Woohoo! God is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing your miracle story.

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  18. That was NOT what I was expecting when you started this post. What a WONDERFUL ending and surprise! Isn't God bigger than we can EVER imagine?! Precious baby!!!!!

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  19. What a story! Thanks be to God.

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    Cheers, Keep it up.

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  21. I hope it's okay that I followed the link over here.
    What an I can't find the words story.
    And may a cyber stranger wish you continued health. You blessed me with your strength.

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