Sharing our story:
Last September 2, 2012 (Sunday), hubby and I went to Padre Pio's Chapel. I have heard of him in 2009 because of an episode in Korina's Show “Rated K”. However, it was only recently that i've known that there is a chapel of Padre Pio here in Manila. And so we went.
Upon entering the Chapel, we can smell incense everywhere. Since we got there early, I got to read some of the testimonials posted on the chapel walls (one of which was Julius and Tin-Tin Babao's story). And when the mass started, I had goofies and I was on the verge of tears (I was thingking it was the incense entering my sensitive nostrils) the entire time I was there. After the communion (we took the bread through our mouth because the order of the mass was now patterned with the roman misal) and I was down on my knees, tears came down like sparks upon my heart. It felt like I was talking with God on face. I asked for a baby and I told him, “I never doubt your powers Lord, and I know you make miracles , but others ask for a sign, let me ask for one, too. (I was thinking of a sign and then an image of a sunflower came to my mind ). It would be hard, if not, impossible, to see sunflowers in September, because usually suflower blooms in March/April/May.
I have an appointment with my ob-gyne at 1 pm that day so we rushed out from the chapel. We were not able to visit the dark room or even Padre Pio's life-size image. But we vowed to visit him again.
At the clinic, there was a long queue and I was patient number 32 so we decided to take our lunch first then come back later. On our way to the resto, we were able to pass by a shop selling stuff toys and I was able to take a glance at something yellow and brown. Guess what was it? Yes, it was a sunflower. However, that thought did not register in my mind until I was about to sleep at night. I was laughing ang giggling and my husband was puzzled about it. Then I told him everything, after which he embraced me. We both thank God for that sign. As to when will we have our baby, we don't know. One thing we are sure though is that God will give us a baby, in His time. In fact, He gave us a sign ─ a sunflower.
I hope that our story will inspire other mommas-to-be too, that God is listening and that He has His own plans for us. We just need to believe, and wait.
BTW, during my consultation with the doctor, she said that the result of my pap smear was perfect, and all hubby and I have to do is to continue baby dancing . If there will be no baby after 6 months, then I will have to undergo TVS and other exams. Hopefully i can have a BFP before the 6 month period.