All things are possible to God

Originally published in Le Heraut de la Christian Science

During the two years in which my first marriage lasted my husband and I tried unsuccessfully to have a child. We consulted specialists and underwent many medical examinations. The doctors discovered serious problems with my fallopian tubes and concluded that it would be impossible for me to conceive. Soon after, I was widowed when my husband was involved in a traffic accident.

Even though I was only 27 at the time, I was ashamed of what married life might entail. I felt I would have to suffer humiliations because of my infertility, which had been diagnosed as irreversible. But, six years later, I accepted a second marriage proposal.

After five years of married life without any children, my worst fear came about when I was legally separated from my husband, who had had children elsewhere. I was very discouraged. I began to experience hemorrhaging and inexplicable gaps in my menstrual cycle. When I consulted two doctors, they both diagnosed a large ovarian cyst. They recommended I have surgery:

July 5, 2004

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