It has been a month of joyous celebration for Facebook user, Uche Rita Umeagbasi from Anambra State, as she reportedly welcomed a baby girl after 13 years of childlessness.
Sharing her testimony on her Facebook page, the happy lady wrote;
“God never fails, He’s not a man after 13years delay lmmirimious God of watchman, God of say something has broken the yoke join me ND say Thank you JESUS!!”
This is coming after it was also reported, that 67-year-old Francis Davou, who retired from the Nigerian Air Force in 2008, and his wife, Margaret, 63, a native of Zawan in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State and a retiree from the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), welcomed their baby girl through Caesarean Section at the Gynaeville Specialist Hospital, now ALPS Hospital, after 38 years of childlessness.
“This is not my first attempt to have a child. I have undergone many surgeries and have done the treatment in different hospitals outside Plateau State. This is the fourth time; three times in other hospitals”, the new mother told Sunday Vanguard.
Despite their age, the Davous never gave up on their dream to have a child. So when a relative, a nurse, told them about a fertility centre in Jos, the couple prayed and took their chance.
“We put our money together. We are both retired, so we didn’t have much money but the doctors helped us. We went to the hospital and they gave me some treatment, and thank God it worked,” Margaret said.
When asked if she ever attempted to go spiritual in the past to redress her childlessness, her denial was firm.
“My husband is a pastor; we have always depended on God. Some people have been saying I went to one place in Lagos to conceive but I don’t mind because I know I only depend on God and they will hear the testimony,” she told Sunday Vanguard two days before she was delivered of the baby.
Francis, on his part, now a pastor, spoke on his experience during their 38 years of childlessness.
“My experience was bitter, it was a bitter experience”, he said. “I am, however, very happy and grateful to God because it is only God who knows how it happened”. Asked how he coped as it is sometimes difficult for a man to endure a childless woman, the obviously elated new father replied, “Christianity”.