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" I Was Granted A Wish On Valentines Day 43 Years ago"

Updated on February 14, 2010

"I Was Granted A Wish On Valentines Day 43 Years Ago "

This is my blessed Valentines Gift from God, it's better than candy,cards or flowers.
This is my blessed Valentines Gift from God, it's better than candy,cards or flowers.

"I Was Granted A Wish On Valentines Day 43 Years Ago"

Every February 14, across the country; celebrate and exchange candy, flowers, gifts and cards in the name of St.Valentine, unfortunate for me Valentines only holds one;very important and happy aspect for me. I have never really had a favorable association with Valentines day; because the people I was involved with, wasn't into Valentines day: because it was a pagan holiday and we try not to celebrate them. I got one box of chocolate; 0nce and it was only when I was seventeen and pregnant, I made the request and he did honor my request; but he also told me to cherish that box of candy because I wouldn't see anymore and I did exactly that. He was true to his word because I was married to him ten years and I divorced him; and he never bought me another box of candy, or cards or even flowers for that matter, but that was okay. I made the biggest mistake of my life; by getting pregnant at a very young age,but sometimes things like that happen: specially, if you don't know what you're doing and let anyone talk you into it. The thought of boys and sex was not a good topic for me, because it scared me to death. But as I got older,and watched other young people together, I wanted a relationship with a young man; minus the sex part of it,but that wasn't an option for me. Only because I was hounded all the time having sex.... and one day I did it against my better judgement so he would leave me alone.

What I didn't know at the time; that it would be an on going thing, so after the first encounter I stopped it.....but unknown to me I was already pregnant. I didn't know for sure, but m y clothes started getting really tight. my cycle was always late, or didn't show up at all, but I knew I was okay, because I was still a virgin but after three months my m other came to me and told me I was pregnant and that was the worse day of my life because I failed my parent but most of all I failed myself. I felt so dirty and worthless and didn't even enjoy sex, but I thank God for my mother because she said we all make mistake, hopefully I would learn from my mistake and not repeat it. My mom was very understanding and she didn't rub salt in my wound. She assured me that it would be tight, but alright, abortion never came up because it wasn't an option. I made a Gyn appointment with the doctor,and went to get prenatal vitamins, that was when the nurse informed me that m y baby would be born on the 13th of February and I pouted for a moment and said,I wish she be born on Valentines day. God did blessed me to get my wish; but I had to suffer the consequences through days of hard labor. My labor pains started on the 12 th of February at 3 o'clock AM, when I thought it was just a bad stomachache. After the pain kept going and coming my mom told me That I was in labor and I need to wash up and put on some clothes to go the hospital. The Doctor check me and told my mom I was in labor and that I was only three centimeter,when I needed to be eight in order to deliver the baby.

I hurt so long and hard that all the fear I that I had, had left me , and just wanted it over like yesterday. I didn't know that by tighten my body muscles, I was fighting against my labor, causing it to last longer, instead came of going with the flow, so i was in hard labor for two whole days and I was so tired that when when February 14 at 1:52 AM to deliver m y daughter.....I was to tired to push almost, but I muster up enough strength to birth my daughter. She weigh 7 pds.14 oz. and I named her Carolyn Latrice, that was the best Valentines gift anyone could ever have. She was a divine blessing in an unusual circumstances and she still a blessing now. She a nurse and mother of two, and will soon have her first grandson by her son. She also sweet, beautiful and a very spiritual young women , who have had of share of ups and downs... but I truly thank God for her. So, you see, I didn't get cards, candy or even flowers on Valentines Day; but I got the most precious gift of all; the gift of life for my daughter on Valentines Day.

Benny Faye Douoglass 

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      Fikayo Balogun 

      8 years ago from London

      wow that was good. i've never gotten anything sensible for valentine toobut a baby sound really good. good job. i wrote a poem about valentine you can check it out.

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you AEvans for stopping by my hubs,it's indeed a pleasure and thanks for leaving your comment and feedback. God bless you. creativeone59

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      Julianna 

      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Through all of the labor pain came a beautiful gift on Valentine's day that was a wonderful story!! Blessings to you :)

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you so much jisblessed for stopping by and for the blessed comment and feedback you left for me. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you pmccray, for stopping by my hub with your best wishes and thank you for leaving positive ciomment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Audrey for stoppping by and relating to my story. I appreciate you and your comment and feedback. blessings back to you. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      You're welcome coletta and thank you, for stopping by and leaving your comment and feedback. Blessings to you. creativeone59

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Micky for being my mainstay, I appreciate you, your comment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Tracey, the same to you and thank you for stopping by and leavong your comment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Hello for reading my story and for your comment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Jisblessed 

      8 years ago

      What the devil mean for our bad; God makes it ALL good! Look at all that good God blessed you with Ms. C. God's continual blessings to you.

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      pmccray 

      8 years ago from Utah

      creativeone59 - this hub was so sweet yours was the best gift of all and your daughter is beautiful. My son's birthday fell on mothers day and when he was little and once apologized for not getting me a gift I told him he was my mother's day present. Unfortunately, he's never forgotten that. LOL

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Always - things happen for a reason and I am so glad that you did get such a marvelous gift from such a rough 'beginning'. That must have been very hard to handle but it sounds like you did it well - and kudos to your mom. I was so lucky to have my daughter after Patrick's congenital birth defect and her being a little girl was just icing on the cake - girlies are a blessing and only wish I could go back and do it all over again!

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      coletta7 

      8 years ago from cleveland hts.

      Thanks for sharing your experience with us! I wish you all much happiness,God bless.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      It's a hard road but a beautiful Valentine! Thank you Faye.

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      Tracey Dockree 

      8 years ago

      God brings all things to good for those who believe in Him. I too have made mistakes and had difficult relationships, but without them I would not have had my children. So for me they are God given - treasures in the darkness.

      You have a beautiful daughter creativeone.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Such a lovely story and thank you for sharing.

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      I am doubly blessed, and try to thank God every day. Thank you for stopping by my hubs and for leaving your comment and feedback. I do appreciate you. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      8 years ago

      Creativeone, Life is a precious gift from God! How nice that you got your wish and your daughter was born happy & healthy on one of the days Love is celebrated... Thank you for sharing, In His Love & Blessings!

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Islandvoice it is indeed a pleasure to your presence at my hubs, and I appreciate you and your comment on men and your feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Revlady for visit to my hubs and thank you for words of wisdom on having children,and thank you for your comment and feedback. Blessings to you. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you cristinecook for stopping by and leaving your beautiful comment and feedback. I agree with you that kids are a blessing to us from God. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Sylvia Van Velzer 

      8 years ago from Hawaii

      Men can be awful, and like you, i was pregnant when i was still in my teens. We were married, but i was not in love. I didn't know any better. But, having my child was the best thing that ever happened to me. She is my only one, and i couldn't have anymore. You're story is heartwarming. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thanks for stopping by Veronica and yes Children are the best gift anyone could have. thank you for your comment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      RevLady 

      8 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Nothing is more precious that the gift of life, something only a woman can give. Thank you for sharing your joy of 43 years ago and everyday since.

      Forever His,

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Windsweptplain, for stopping by my hubs. God bless you. Thanks also for your comment and feedback. creativeone59

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      christinecook 

      8 years ago

      The best and most beautiful gift of all. Bless you for sharing that story.It truly was beautiful.Happy Valentines to you and your gift!

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      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Children are the best gift aren't they creativeone?

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      Hannah Price 

      8 years ago

      A very sweet story!

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