I am so sorry I am unable to share my testimony in person but I know reading my testimony will touch someone.
I will like to thank God Almighty for His goodness and mercies over my life and that of my entire family. My name is Motunrayo which means (I see joy again) everyday of my life i see joy.
Fifteen years ago I got married to the most loving man any woman will desire to have. We tried several times to get pregnant but each time we got pregnant,our pregnancies ended up in miscarriages and every miscarriages occurred between the eighth and eleventh week.
In 2004 we decided to relocate and also seek medical help,but we were not qualified for free IVF on the NHS service because we had a daughter,we had to go private and to date we don’t know how our God did it,the bills were paid with ease(we still can’t believe it when we see or go through how much we have sent on our pregnancy journey).
During all this we had undergone various IVF and IUI treatments which had negative results,the doctors kept saying I had to loose weight and the kept calling it unexplained fertility.
On one faithful day i was home and my childhood friend Moji Ayodele called me and told me her good news. I was so happy,I kept praying when I heard her news and immediately I told my God, that He has blessed MJ with a baby and that He should also bless me and our other friends waiting as well. MJ invited me over to her house, we prayed,cried,laughed and praised God all through the night. That very night I had peace within me. She invited me to the SHAI program, and as usual the devil tried to prevent me from getting to the program but I made it and I was blessed. I cried to God that day,I poured out my heart to Him when I held on to the microphone to talk about a result I had just received from an IVF consultant in London. I told God the next time I come for SHAI program I shall share my own testimony. That day was also the book launch of Waiting to Conceive by Sister Yinka Ayeni. I did not have much on me but I sowed in three books one for myself and the other two books I got for my friends waiting for the fruit of the womb. I sent one of the books to my friend in Nigeria and today to God be the glory my friend is blessed with the fruit of the womb.
A month after I noticed lumps on my neck at work and kept ignoring the lumps but one day it became unbearable and I had to book an appointment with my GP. The lumps had to be taken out ASAP according to the consultant and the biopsy result came out negative.
That same month I got a called from the hospital to see a cardiologist and I was reluctant but I went and I had an echo scan which showed I had a heart defect. The Cardiologist asked me various questions if I had any symptoms of the heart defect and I kept telling him I did not have those symptoms and he was shocked I did not have or show signs of any symptoms,but as usual when I left the consultant’s office the devil wanted to shake my faith,by making me believe I was experiencing the symptoms but immediately I rebuked it and called my Pastor and his wife and we prayed.
I had the operation done and it was successful. A year after we decided to try another round of IVF and we did. We had our treatment abroad through a friend’s recommendation. The medical team were Christians. Some days before my egg transfer i was talking to God my Father and He gave us our daughter’s name. We were there for six months and during this period the devil tried several stunts to frustrate us but we stood on His promises for us.We got back after my 12weeks scan, I was so happy that I had passed the 11weeks scare but when i hit the thirteenth week i was having my bath I noticed I was bleeding heavily so we called the emergency number and the ambulance crew came and we were told to go to the hospital. We went and we had a scan and our wonderful daughter was fine. My thirty eighth week i went in for my induction but the midwife on duty decided to have a scan before inducing me and then I was told my baby was in a breach position so I was advised to either have my baby turned but there were disadvantages of having my baby turned or have a CS that day.
The Consultant came in and asked us what we had decided to do,so we told him we were going for the CS option. I was scheduled for the next day. The following morning the doctor came in and said he wanted to scan me and see where our baby was. He did the scan but did not get a clear vision so I was getting ready to go in when the doctor was called in for an urgent call. My operation was later rescheduled for a later time,I was now number 2 on the list. I was going to react because I was getting anxious but I kept my peace,I told God your time is the best and may His will be done. Thirty minutes later I was taken in and during my operation the consultant called for the registrar but before he could finish his words my husband was panicking and I was comforting him and I remember telling him affliction will never rise the second time and He says ” ask in His name and He will do it”.
Before the register stepped in my baby came out crying.
Apparently my baby’s head was stuck between two fibroids.
I just want to thank God because all along I was having the miscarriages,He was actually saving my life. I might have not survived or carried my pregnancies to full term with the heart defect which was undetected then.
His time is always the best and His gifts are of joy not of sorrow.
When things happen to us we should just trust and commit everything to Him. He says in every situation we should give thanks.
Our daughter’s name is Oluwadarasimi, Emmanuella Adeleye. She has 35 names in total.