It all started after a wonderful meal. She went into the restroom to freshen up for the night. I was waiting expectantly in the bedroom for her return; eventually, she returned to the room with a loud cry. The pain was excruciating and her speech faint. She said, Love, I’m bleeding. I got really confused.
How could this have happened? Just a moment earlier she was fine; I could see her beauty, elegance, and her poise. Apart from the labour pain she experienced when we had Shalman our first child, I had never seen her in so much pain.
I quickly made every necessary arrangement to take Sally to the hospital. We reached the hospital at about 8:00 pm, and the medical team immediately swung into action. The test result confirmed that she was pregnant. But the bad news was that normal pregnancies don’t cause bleeding.
Before the cock crowed at dawn
Essentially, what was obvious was that something was wrong with my wife. We had to go home from the hospital to follow further instructions from our family doctor. Before the cock crowed at dawn, I found myself preparing to go to the hospital again. We had to go to another hospital that had an ultra-sonographer, because an ultra-scan was needed for our doctor to determine what was wrong with Sally.
I never knew someone was required to drink so much water at a time, as a result, Sally kept drinking water at the ultra-sonographer’s instruction. A thick jelly- like substance was poured on her abdomen; an instrument was placed on it, and wow! I could see the baby. It was such a wonderful sight to behold.
From the sonographer, we went straight to see our family doctor; but all the joy I had when I saw my unborn child on the screen of the computer during the ultra-scan was deflated. The doctor told us the baby was in a bad shape and the only reasonable option was to flush Sally’s womb.
We saw a child of destiny
Well, that’s what the eyes could see, that was the doctors report. We did see the situation differently, we saw a healthy child, we saw a child of destiny, and insisted to keep the pregnancy. When you want to succeed in everything you do, you must see beyond what the eyes can see, you must believe that your destiny is sure, you must have faith—FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith is perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. (Hebrews 11:1. Amplified version.)
We couldn’t give her up
On the 14thof March, Sharon was a year older. We didn’t flush her out at the doctor’s recommendation. Years have gone by and she is fine, and has always been healthy. Do you want to see a graceful, loving, and kind person? Then look at Sharon! She dances excellently and sings like a nightingale. We just couldn’t give up on her. We hung on against the medical reports and all other odds.
Sharon is gradually becoming what she was born to be. Sharon Torkwase Enebo Loho-u-Ter is the first person I’ve mentored to be an author. At the age of fifteen, she has published a book titled, HOW I OVERCOME PEER PRESSURE. Sharon is a lovely and creative girl of whom the world has been waiting for.
Friend! Never give up on anyone, you no idea what they’ll become in future. Never also lack faith. Believe in God completely and you’ll be surprised how your life will turn out to be.