A Christmas Miracle

shutterstock_122183341Approaching the highest bridge leading into Downtown Fort Worth, the text message read… She’s here! My heart was so happy! I was on my way and driving to the hospital to see one of our blooms that was in labor. I knew her baby was due any second and had been praying for a healthy delivery. Somehow I mixed up the hospital location and realized I needed to be at a different address. I looked to see my whereabouts and saw Mistletoe Blvd. I took a quick photo of the street sign and blew a kiss to heaven as I thought about being under the mistletoe and giving a kiss.

As I turned right on Mistletoe Blvd. a building with a heart and images inside caught my attention. Something told me to turn in, so I listened. Having no idea what the agenda or plans were, and knowing this was a God moment, I grabbed a few of my Embrace Grace business cards and walked towards the infertility clinic. I kept thinking these girls inside are more than likely not going to be single and pregnant, but there is a reason I am here. I just felt it. I walked in and noticed a lady wearing a sports clip shirt sitting close to the door. She looked a little sad. I went to the front desk, still unsure of the reasoning I was led here. I glanced down at their business card and read the tag line… Where miracles begin.

Something inside of me stirred at that moment. That is when I heard, go and pray with her.

I went towards the sweet lady wearing the sports clip shirt and sat down beside her and asked if I could pray with her. She quickly said oh yes, please. I asked her how long she had been trying to conceive and have a baby? She said it had been 4 years. My heart skipped a beat as I remembered my own story of infertility and how we had longed, hoped, wished, prayed for a second baby for over 4 years. I gave her a short 10 second elevator speech of my story, then began to pray with her. Tears were running down her cheeks. I hugged her and said I will be right back. I went to my car and wrote her a note and placed a tiny cherry seed and plastic baby in my hands. I walked back in the clinic and took her by the hand. I placed that tiny cherry seed and baby in the palm of her hand and heard the words “may she have a Christmas miracle”. I began to say that over and over… A Christmas miracle. Prayed again over her womb, and any blockage to be opened up and flow freely, and that she would have a baby. I gave her a sweet embrace and said we would be in touch.

I looked across and saw another lady sitting in her chair and she was looking over at us. I felt an impression to go and pray with her also. I sat down beside her and asked if it was alright to pray with her. She said yes, please, I watched you praying over there with her and I asked God, please let her come over here and pray with me too. She had been trying to conceive for over a year. Sweet tears fell as we prayed for a baby in her womb. We exchanged phone numbers and said we would stay in touch.

Another lady sitting caddy corner from us was sitting and waiting for her name to be called back to the room. I walked towards her and asked if I could pray with her too. She said yes! She had been coming to the infertility clinic for a few months and was hoping for a baby. Tears gently rolled down her cheeks as we prayed for a miracle.

A couple walked in the door during one of our prayers and they sat down together and were just waiting quietly. I could sense the longing within them. We shared names and they said they had been trying for over a year to get pregnant. I asked if I could pray with them, and they quickly responded yes please. More sweet tears began to fall.

The room had been filled with hearts and tears longing to be a mother and to conceive a child. A sweet embrace was given to each of them as we exchanged numbers to keep in touch and pray.

I left with such a happiness in my heart that God had led me to this infertility clinic and knew that it was not by chance or accident that I had gone to the wrong location for the hospital. Now I was on my way to visit the precious bloom from Embrace Grace and her sweet new baby girl fresh from heaven. On the way I kept rejoicing for this amazing opportunity to pray with these beautiful strangers that I had never met before; and without even knowing their situations could relate with their barrenness and longing for a child.

Two days later I received a text message from the first lady that I had the honor of praying with at the infertility clinic. She said “Hi Salina, you prayed with me in the clinic on Thursday. I got my results back and it turns out I get to give my Mom and Dad the greatest Christmas present! I’m pregnant! Thank you for praying with me and for me! This is such a blessing as you are.”

I jumped up and down and screamed and shouted with so much happiness and joy for her. She had been trying, longing, hoping to conceive a baby for over 4 years. When we prayed together, she was already pregnant with a baby in her womb, she just didn’t know it yet. Miracles in the making. Where miracles begin… just like the tag line of the infertility clinic. Such a beautiful gift she was to me. A sweet kiss on Mistletoe Blvd. I look forward to hearing more baby stories from the other ladies I was blessed to pray with that day too.

Jesus is the ultimate and greatest Christmas miracle ever. He came to earth as a precious little baby born in a manger and was cradled and loved by his mommy and daddy. Jesus is the best gift anyone could ever receive. May you cherish and remember his birth story as you celebrate with your family this Christmas. May your days be merry and bright. May love fill your home. Peace fill your heart. Joy fill your days.

Give thanks to him who alone does mighty miracles. {Psalm 136:4}

Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words! {2 Corinthians 9:15}

If you are longing for a baby in your womb… may I pray with you? Jesus, I thank you for this precious lady. I thank you for the gift of life. May you open her womb in due season, replace the barrenness with life within. May you cover her in your grace and love. I pray for miracles. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Written by Salina Duffy

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