It happened when I was told that I was a carrier of Fragile X. (Valentine's Day no less) Anyway, when I was told this news, I was faced with some tough choices about what to do about having more children. (See for every pregnancy, it is a 50/50 chance that I would have a child with Fragile X)
As I thought over all my options, nothing looked very good. I had a great desire in my heart to be a mother. I have wanted to be a mother like forever. So, after my only little personal "hell" I decided to have my tubes tied.
This was not an easy decision by any means. This was harder than anything I have ever had to decide. My doctor also knew my beliefs on abortion and he told me that sometimes we have to give up our believes to full fill our dreams. Are you kidding?????
I think it was because of my deep abiding faith in God that helped pull me through. I am so grateful that I did what I did because to go against what I knew to be right and true would have been awful. I know that things will work out and be okay.