The Story of "Faith"
After the birth of our third son in 1969, the doctor told us that it would be very unlikely for me to be able to become pregnant again because my uterus had tipped completely backwards. At the time, it bothered me a little because I had always wanted four children. But it was no big deal. My husband had always wanted a daughter, but was quite happy with his boys.
My husband and I both accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior in 1972. Shortly after that I started having a yearning to have a daughter. I didn't mention it to anyone, not even my husband. I had always been a tomboy and that worked out fine with having three boys; but now I was dressing and acting more feminine than I ever had before. I became more interested in "female" things. I even taught myself how to crochet.
In the fall of 1972, I happened to mention to my husband that I wish we could have a little girl. Surprisingly, he said he had been wishing the same thing lately. Since, the doctor had told us it was nearly impossible for me to become pregnant and back in 1972 the only sure way to have a girl was to adopt one; we started to look into adoption.
Several couples at our church had adopted children and I gathered information from them. Also, my husband has some Indian ancestry and we heard about an Indian reservation that was looking for adoptive parents. We gathered all this information, but we didn't act on it.
Then in April 1974, I attended a Christian women's luncheon. The speaker used Hebrews 11 for his text and when he read Heb. 11:11, "Through faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, " That verse just about lit up in my Bible. I knew right then and there that I would become pregnant and I would have a girl.
Three weeks later, I was pregnant! My husband and I had been Christians for a year and were excited beyond belief at what the Lord had done. We shared this testimony at our church and most of our friends rejoiced with us. There were a few who were concerned that if the baby was a boy, we would be very disappointed. I tried to convince them that the baby could not be a boy because God gave us the desire for a girl and then gave us the faith to believe for a girl. My God doen't play dirty tricks on His children. I knew this baby was a girl.
We decided her name would have to be either Sarah or Faith. We decided on Faith Christine which means "faithful Christian". Since she was born 5 1/2 yrs after our last child, we didn't have any baby equipment but we didn't have to buy her anything.
Before Faith was born we were given a baby bed, a dressing table, 2 car seats, 2 playpens, a high chair, a walker, a baby swing and boxes of clothing, blankets and etc... The Lord not only gave us our baby girl, He gave all the "optional equipment" to go with her. My sister - in - law was also expecting a baby so we gave her all the duplicates.
Faith started telling people about Jesus when she was 3 yrs.old. She accepted Christ personally and was baptized at 6 yrs.old. She was a very normal little girl and teenager. She was not an "angel". Her Dad and I had our 'moments' while raising her but "Train up a child the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Pro 22:6.
Jesus loves you and I do, too.
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