Feb 19, 2009
Two British teens who ought to still be tucked right under their parent's Aprons, pulled a very crazy one just before Valentine's day, when 15-year -old Chantelle Stedman delivered a baby girl weighing 7lb 30z christened Maisie Roxanne.It was most shocking when a baby faced 13 year-old Alfie Patten, who had barely come out of nappies admitted to being the father.
Chantelle smartly summed up the whole drama in these words:'We know we made a mistake but I wouldn't change it now.We will be good,loving parents.I'll be a great mum and Alfie will be a great dad' Did I hear you chuckle?
I want to look at this from a more sober perspective,far from the raging controversy the incident generated:A couple gets legally married.Two..three..four...five...six.. years into marriage,no issue(s).There is tension in the home.Fervent prayers,fastings and night vigils embarked upon seems unanswered.At the begining of every ovulatory period,hopes are raised only to be dashed with menstral flows.Ageing encroaches very fast.But, here you have two teenegers who barely knew the implications of that one act of unprotected sexual bliss, becoming the proud owners of a baby.Same baby that so many married couples have done everything humanely possible to have.You just never know with the ways of God.
The one lesson I think we should re-learn from this British kiddie's drama is that 'anything is possible'.Keep the faith...
Feb 15, 2009
I am highly delighted on this my first ever award on Blogsville.YNC,I can't thank you well enough for this recognition.
I will return to comply with the rules.Thanks once more.
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'For days afterwards all we were being told was that our daughter had virtually no chance of survival.Doctors were telling us she was never going to pull through because she had been under water for too long.If by miracle she did survive,she would be severely disabled and would have to be looked after all her life.
'Oluchi did not breath for three days after falling into the pool and before hand doctors had discussed with us the likelihood that she won't survive.They told us it might be better to turn off her life supporting machine but my wife and I are both Christians and we just prayed to God that she would pull through..The doctors said there was a faint pulse so we clung onto that.'
According to Oluchi's mum,Mrs Tayo Nwaubani,the immense support they received from friends and family members helped to see them through those tough times.She specifically mentioned members of the Cornerstone Christian Centre,Bromley who prayed for Oluchi and other well wishers who sent in text messages from 'far away as America and Germany.'