Who remembers the scene in Back to the Future when Marty McFly’s siblings started disappearing out of a photo? (I couldn’t find the actual scene but I did find someone showing the photo) I didn’t realize when I first watched it as a kid what impact that scene would have on me as a grown adult/mommy.
After three very difficult, sick pregnancies Scott and I decided (mostly after me nagging him to death) that it would be best for us to stop having children and look into adoption instead. So a few short months after our third baby was born Scott had a vasectomy.
A few months after the surgery this scene from Back to the Future popped into my mind… oh how I tried to forget it… but I couldn’t… I just kept thinking of the children that were being erased out of our family photo because of our decision.
Here’s the good news: By God’s grace this decision was ‘reversible’ for us. Sadly for others, that hasn’t been the case. So after much prayer and support from our wonderful church, Scott went ahead and had a reversal!
About 5 months later I found out we were pregnant again!!! We were both so joy-filled and yet I was also so scared. My pregnancies were terrible, even landing me in the hospital because of dehydration from constant puking. I was resolved though to trust God and research more on how to combat hyperemesis.
Last night we received some wonderful family photos that we had taken about a week ago and I couldn’t help but think back to that scene again in Back to the Future. Praise God Scott and I have our arms full (and my womb full) in this picture.