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My husband and I got married in May of 2006 right after he got out of basic training for the army. It was a very quiet and peaceful wedding with only family. From that point on, we tried conceiving. It wasn’t working. Fertility drugs ... nothing. So at that point, we really thought something was wrong.

A year and a half went by and I got the news any typical military wife fears: my husband had orders to deploy for fifteen months to Iraq. So I had to do what we all have to do—let him go. So he served fifteen months in Iraq and returned home to me in April of 2008. By then, we decided it was best to wait on having children and have fun with our lives because there could have been that moment we would have never been able to again.

Well, in July, to our surprise ... I was pregnant. At first we were shocked because we thought for the longest time we couldn’t have children. Well, we were wrong. We couldn’t be happier and can’t wait to see this child. I am due in April of 2009. I am about to have another hero—my son or maybe a daughter. To me, it doesn’t matter. God gave us the gift and I will accept whatever comes our way. Ladies who are trying, I know it can be stressful and hard, but don’t try. Have fun in everything you do and worry about you and your husband. When the time is right, it will happen. Thank you for listening.

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