A Son

It was 1983; I was married to a terrible man who beat me among other things. We had twin daughters who were around 2 years old and another daughter who was around 1 year old at the time.

My husband was off doing God only knows what for days. I was 20 years old, and a believed in God very much. I miscarried a son that day, but could not get to the hospital for some reason and of course I was upset, this happened on a Friday. It was late at night and I was reading my bible and 1st Samual. 1 and 2 kept opening up. So I thought, oh, that is nice God gave her (Hannah) a son. I was lying there thinking about this in bed facing the headboard.

Suddenly, I heard a voice behind me, I was not afraid because the voice was loving, gentle, and peaceful. The voice said, "I am going to give you a son". I turned to see the voice and there was nothing there. On Monday I went to the doctor and instead of a D and C I got a pregnancy test. It was positive. Just in time for Christmas I gave birth to a son. It turns out he was going to be twins; I lost his twin and carried him. No wonder I could not get to the hospital that day!

Shortly after that I divorced my husband by the way.