We all ask the heavens to give us a sign from time to time. Rarely, however, do we get the precise response that Kelly Mahony of Charlotte, North Carolina, received.
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A VERY POSITIVE SIGN
Worried after her doctor called her in for another sonogram, an expectant mother receives an unlikely sign of reassurance
Kelly Mahony and family
On Halloween afternoon, I sat at work, daydreaming: little Liam dressed up as pumpkin, going door to door in his stroller, my neighbors saying, How adorable…
I stole a peek at the sonogram photo I kept in my purse, still finding it hard to believe that this blurry black-and-white peanut was my son. For nearly two years, my life had been consumed with infertility treatments, pills, nightly injections, and surgeries.
Even at this point, there was a high risk of losing the baby. My doctor monitored me closely. But the day before, the start of my second trimester, my husband, Brian, and I had learned our baby’s sex: a boy!
We had the name picked out. We were still waiting for more test results to come back, but I couldn’t help dreaming: Christmas morning, Easter egg hunts, his first day of school—I couldn’t wait to do it all with my little Liam.
The phone rang, a number I recognized. The doctor. I hesitated, afraid, then grabbed the receiver.
“Ms. Mahony, I’m calling about your results,” a nurse said. “The blood work came (more…)