I was really compelled to write this post after very recently reading my good friend Eve’s blog post. Eve and I go way back. We’d known each other since Secondary School during our Girl Guide days. We lived near each other, went to the same high school and joined the same clubs. But we lost touch once we went to different colleges. No matter as the Internet is a great way to connect you to long lost friends (Thanks Facebook).
When we finally reconnected, we were all grown up now (well kind of – there’s always a little child inside each of us somewhere I believe), working and married with kids. That’s when I found out about her story – the one about the extraordinary journey she took to deliver her little one.
You see, unlike some of us lucky ones, Eve had a difficult pregnancy. She’d been diagnosed with a condition called PPROM -Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes. I’m no medical person but from what I gathered from reading her post, this condition occurs when your water bag breaks before 37 weeks gestation. In Eve’s case, her water bag broke when she was 21 to 22 weeks gestation.
Then came the roller coaster ride of emotions that she had to go through. That was on top of the ongoing medical examinations and physical issues she faced in persisting with the pregnancy. God and family were pillars of support for both her and her husband as they braved through the ordeal to deliver their firstborn. My heart wept as I read the emotional turmoil that she went through during her hospital stay.
Thankfully, this story has a very happy ending! Their little boy is now a very healthy and active munchkin, a far cry from the tiny premature baby photos that she kindly shared in her post!
It’s true what they say, that heroes walk amongst us men! I know one of them and glad that she is my friend!
Read about Eve’s amazing and inspirational PPROM story here!