Making babies seems to come so easily to some families that it’s often easy to forget that there are a good many people who struggle.
There are plenty of couples out there who can attest to the fact that they, for one reason or another, simply couldn’t fall pregnant. Or at the very least it took them a deal of time trying before they did.
Others have no problem with conceiving a child, but the truth of the matter is the whole process can be more challenging than most of us realize.
Just ask Sarah and Andy Justice, a couple from Tulsa, Oklahoma who tried everything in their power to have a baby. For three years, Sarah and Andy dreamt of falling pregnant and were determined not to give up hope when it began to look like they were destined to be disappointed.
With IVF treatment too costly, the couple ultimately decided to turn to adoption to make their dream of having children come true.
The couple was matched with a birth mother and Sarah was delighted to be able to accompany the pregnant mom when it came time for her very first ultrasound.
Yet neither Sarah nor Andy could ever have predicted the news they would get on that fateful day. What the ultrasound revealed shocked everyone: the doctors, the birth mother, and the Justices alike. The woman was pregnant with not one baby, but three!
Some months later, triplets Joel, Hannah, and Elizabeth were delivered without a hitch. Sarah and Andy finally had the family they had been waiting for all along!
Only, there was one huge twist left in the tale.
Around one week after welcoming the triplets into her home, Sarah started to feel a little out of sorts. She scheduled a doctor’s appointment, wondering if perhaps she wasn’t beginning to fall sick.
But it wasn’t sickness Sarah had. No, though it might sound completely out of this world, Sarah had fallen pregnant herself! And the good news didn’t stop there.
Two months later, Sarah went in for a scan to find out the sex of the baby. When she was done, she rang Andy to tell him: “One is a boy.”
“One?” Andy shouted back.
That’s right, Sarah wasn’t just pregnant, but pregnant with twins!
Fortunately, the Justices could see the irony of the situation and welcomed the news with happiness in their hearts. Sure, their home life was about to get a whole lot crazier, but they accepted that this unbelievable turn of events must be happening for a reason.
Just imagine it, five children all under one year old! And I thought it was tough with just one.
Sarah and Andy had been longing for a family of their own for so long that they considered themselves blessed when five children came along in short order.
I love this story! What a wonderful miracle! Congratulations to the Justices and May God continue to bless them and their little ones.
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