Motivating Stories from Local Women
Every woman has a story to tell, and no two stories are alike. Meet the women who have persevered through challenges and tribulations and come out the other side stronger than ever.
These unique individuals have seen their fair share of adversity but continue to inspire those around them with the lessons they have learned and their love of life. Read on for a motivating story by a woman who experienced them firsthand.
All my life, I have wanted to be a wife and have children. After four months of marriage, to my surprise, we found out we were expecting twin boys.
My pregnancy was not easy; it included many doctor visits and two trips to Ohio. I had every emotion you can imagine, but I was never alone. God helped me through this journey along with my husband. We were blessed with two baby boys, but after delivery one of them was rushed to the NICU and our other son lived for only a short time.
What I thought was a hard pregnancy was just a minor scratch until I came home to an empty nursery. I cried as my husband held me, telling me that we had done all we could do. The pain in my heart was overwhelming, but I was also encouraged by the outreach of my church, friends, and family.
As I grieved for my baby boy who died, I prayed for my son in the NICU – that I would get to see him grow up. I stayed by his bedside as much as possible, and I wondered if he missed the presence of his brother. The first months were filled with ups and downs as his lungs grew stronger. I read to him, sang to him, but most often, I whispered his name to God.
After six months of driving back and forth to the hospital, we brought our son home! The joy in our hearts was overwhelming. Now, I am the mother of four beautiful children – our son and three girls!
I am blessed to be a stay-at-home mom, and I am home-schooling my son, who is now in kindergarten. During the challenges of being a new mom and thinking of those difficult times, my God was always with me and my family. I know it can be hard to admit we need help or encouragement, but sometimes we need to know that others care.
Elizabel Hass, Rossville