Thursday, July 28, 2016


Miracles, they surround us every day and sometimes we don’t have to look far to see them. I have a miracle of my very own and my heart can’t help but smile every time I look at him. You see, it wasn’t that long ago that my husband and I were told we would not be able to have children on our own measures. We suffered from Male Infertility Factor and my husband’s counts were so low (basically non-existent), in vitro fertilization (or IVF) was our only option to attempt to conceive. I say “attempt” because we were given a less that 40% chance of IVF even working properly for us to conceive, that's how bad our numbers looked on paper. 

After a surgical repair and a couple of months of clomid on my husband’s part, we were set to have a few tests to see if any numbers had changed.  That testing never took place.

Last year on this very day, I found out I was pregnant. Pregnant…a word I never thought I would ever hear. I’d also never seen a positive pregnancy test before and I couldn't believe my eyes, so I took two. My husband couldn't believe it, either!

Now flash forward to exactly a year later...I have a 16 week old who looks JUST like his daddy. Everyone who sees my little guy always says the same thing - "I can't believe how much he looks like his dad!" 

Now, think about child, who wasn't even supposed to be here because of an infertility issue on my husband's part, looks JUST like his dad. If that doesn't tell you something about miracles and the faithfulness of God, I don't know what else will! 

I have to laugh about this day last year because it also happens to be my mom's birthday. We returned home from our Cooperstown, New York trip on a Monday evening last year and I decided to take a test on that Tuesday afternoon. How I found out I was pregnant, then had dinner with my parents on my mom's birthday without saying a word is beyond me!! 

Notice the time and date on the photo above and the photo with my mom and was just about an hour apart. How was I even able to keep that news to myself?! Maybe I was still in shock?

Ah well...

Happy Birthday, Mother! There's no crazy secrets this year...but then again, you're already holding your little miracle! :)

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:13-14


  1. Love it, such a fun story! I remember when I took my pregnancy test too. I was late but thought we had missed the "window" that month so I wasn't even really paying attention, so I got quite the shocked when it showed the double lines immediately!

  2. Oh I LOVE this post! God truly is a miracle worker! And yes....every time I see pictures of your little man I think about how much he looks like his Dad!!! Both of my boys look just like their Dad too!

  3. I also have a miracle baby and love your story. Infertility is such a painful thing and unless you have experienced it, it is hard to understand. So happy for you Karen.

  4. <3 I took a break from reading blogs and tuned out social media after my miscarriage bc it was hard to swallow pictures of cute babies and kids. Somehow I kept reading yours because I admired your courage and hope and faith. This made me smile today and reminded me to keep the faith that we'll have a sweet baby someday. -C

  5. It is amazing how things happen...and YES, your sweet baby looks just like his daddy! :)


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