I hadn’t planned on telling my family that I was pregnant until I was in my second trimester. I avoided my mom’s phone calls for a week after finding out. I knew I couldn’t keep doing that but I wasn’t sure if I could tell her. Not because I thought she would be mad but because I didn’t want to let her down.
I didn’t want to hurt her.
My friend convinced me that I would feel a lot better if I told my mom.I knew she was right but, still, it was the hardest phone call I’ve ever made in my life.
I knew it would take my mom completely by surprise but I also knew that she would love me and help me every step of the way.
I was right, she was totally shocked. But she was also very supportive.
I’ll never forget one of our early conversations. She said, “Inez, people sin every single day. Lots of girls have sex and end up heartbroken. You’re lucky; you got a gift. You should be grateful”.
Sadly, that thought had never occurred to me. Not once did I take the time to think about the fact that I was fortunate.
Not once did I thank God for this blessing.
I had failed to recognize that this was in my favor and not to my detriment. Even when I was unfaithful to Him, God was faithful to me. He granted one of the biggest desires of my heart and gave me the greatest gift I have ever received.
Forgive my ungrateful heart, Dear Lord.
Indeed, I am fortunate. And I am forever grateful.