SAVED BY THE KNIFE – He left me to go pray at a crusade

“A baby born to the world is not defined by how he/she gets here. God’s gift and plans for each child doesn’t change by how they were born. They remain so, waiting to be discovered.” ~ Phebe (Reju) Olaniran

23 years ago on the 16th April 1995, I lost a precious baby girl because a certain doctor had been careless with her delivery. Instead of taking me in for a CS, he had gone off to pray at a crusade so another doctor, a cousin to my hubby who had been informed by my mother-in-law rushed in to operate on me (in this other doctor’s theatre). It was too late. I had been left for too long.

A year later, I had my son. Because I’d had a previous CS only the year before, my new doctor was unwilling to take chances the previous doctor had taken, so we decided it’d be an elective one. I was petrified, I thought in my head that I was determining the day of my son’s birth and that was God’s job not mine. God spoke to my heart “do you want to see this baby or not Kemisola? I am the one who works wonders through the doctors, I created their hands to work through mine the Master Crafter, so be still and know that I am God”. That WAS IT! He was aware, He knew my frame and my frame of mind and He loved me enough to choose my son’s way of delivery. Ireoluwa was born! A beautiful and healthy baby.

Three and a half years later, my second son Anuoluwa came via CS. He weighed a wonderful 4.8kg at birth! Tell me how easy it would’ve been to push out a big baby like that eh?

Let us thank God for His creative ways he has put in us, in our doctors. I have known women lose their lives because either they or partners will not sign to have a CS done and for what?

I’ve had to shorten my story but I leave you with 2 scriptures I held on to dearest sisters…

Psalm 9:10 “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you”.

2 Corinthians 1:9 “We felt we were doomed to die and saw how powerless we were to help ourselves; but that was good, for then we put everything into the hands of God, who alone could save us, for he can even raise the dead”.

I have 2 beautiful young men today because I allowed God to take over. Remain strong. He wants the best for you and your baby

Story by Mrs. Kemisola A.

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Phebe (Reju) Olaniran is a Christian full time Wife, Momma, Architect, Designer, Idea-woman, Writer and an ever learning student who loves God and Family intimately. Aside all these, she is a big Foodie who loves to create healthy recipes and cook “yummy”-healthy-beautiful meals. When she is not doing all that, you’ll find her sketching or reading Her heart desire is for everyone to discover, experience and flourish in the beautiful scenery of Life just as God designed.

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