One Texas couple’s difficult journey to conceive ended with an incredible pregnancy announcement that’s gone viral.
Lauren and Garyt Walker posted an image on Facebook that shows two onesies with the words “worth the wait,” surrounded by hundreds of used IVF needles.
The photo’s caption tells the story of their difficult journey. They tried to conceive for 953 days and used 452 IVF needles in the process. After a lot of tears and some surgeries, they’ll now welcome not one, but two babies. Lauren will soon give birth to her son Duke and daughter Diana in August.
“We thought about how to announce our two miracles to the world,” Lauren wrote. “Everything we could think of fell short of doing them justice. Doing ourselves justice, for every trial and tribulation we have been through these past years. Taking out these needles by the handful to take this photograph was… surreal. Half way through my hands started to quiver, my breath got short, and I had to stop. I sat down, looked at it and started to cry.”
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The mom-to-be doesn’t hold back while sharing the story of her fears and her tears. She says she feels “honored” that God chose this path for her and her husband and would do it again if she needed to. By sharing their story, Lauren hopes to give “comfort and hope” to others struggling.
“Mommy and Daddy cannot wait to hold you in our arms, for we have carried you in our hearts for a lifetime,” she beautifully wrote to her unborn babies.
Read Lauren’s full post and story here.