Noticeable Blessing During My Unplanned Pregnancy (Part 4)

picture of doctor with thermometer over neck

~ Have you ever had the best surprise that calmed your nervousness? I sure did when I met my OB/GYN I’ll never forget. Read and find out why.

Thirty-four years ago I was on this one crazy uncertain road as a pregnant 19-year old. Back then I was unable to just jump on the internet to see a long list of doctors to choose from. Instead, I just followed who our family doctor suggested to my own mother.

Driving up to that hospital still feels like last week. I can picture what that building looked like, where I parked, and how it all looked as I walked in. But most of all I remember how nervous I was.

How much of my story do I tell?
Will she just consider me as one of those teens that messed up?
Will I like her?
Will she like me?

Thankfully, as soon as I walked in I was impressed, instantly comfortable in a place I was uncomfortable to be in, if that makes any sense. After filling out the paperwork and waiting a few minutes at this one table, in walked the Obstetrician. I realized right then she was the first stranger I had to tell my story to. A total stranger told me I was pregnant a few months before, but this is the first stranger I had to tell I was pregnant.

Do I tell her more than she asks? Do I act all nonchalant and come across all happy-go-lucky, casually hearing all the pregnancy facts she passes my way? For all I know, I might cause her to dread each time I’d need to come in for a check-up, let alone the day of giving birth.

Doctor and patient are discussing

Once meeting her, looking to be in her early thirties, I was relieved to tell she had a nice, warm personality. After I simplified my story as to why I was pregnant, and after her giving a little pregnancy information, she began telling me a bit about her plan to serve as an OB/GYN in a third-world country.

‘Wow!’ I replied.

That then began us sharing bits and pieces of our faith, seeing that we were both Christians. Talk about instant peace! Inside I was thanking God, feeling again that He gave me exactially what I needed.

“But being I’m still here, Marianne,” she said, “I’m glad I’m now here to help you.” 

God knew it best I go through this soap opera pregnancy with a doctor who I’d have encouraging conversations with. From then on, each time I left that office, God heard me say the same three words: Thank you, Lord. 

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18   

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. 
Numbers 6:24-25 

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
Philippians 4:6

Why these verses?

Because they help describe how God cares.
And if you need comfort, He’s there.

Marianne Petersen’s book God and My Pillow is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. 
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2 Comments on “Noticeable Blessing During My Unplanned Pregnancy (Part 4)”

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