Lynder's Story - Kept by Grace

"I lost my baby, and my boyfriend left me."

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In 2018, I felt I was ready to start life as an adult. I was 30, and my boyfriend and I moved in together. A few months later, I got pregnant and was excited about motherhood.

However, one evening when I was 24 weeks pregnant, I started bleeding and went to the hospital. Due to the doctor's negligence, I lost my baby, and my boyfriend left me.

In 2019, I was experiencing severe menstrual pain and visited a gynecologist who asked me to run some "wrong" tests. Unknowingly, I did as told, and when the results came back, he told me I had cancer and needed urgent surgery.

I declined and called my mom, who suggested getting a second opinion. Upon presenting the previous results, the doctor noticed I did the wrong test, tore them up, and threw them away.

I was relieved when he said, "I believe you have endometriosis." Another test confirmed his suspicion. On May 18th, 2019, I underwent surgery and lost my left ovary and part of my colon.

In December of the same year, I got pregnant again because I was told that endometriosis can cause infertility. Unfortunately, I lost my baby again at 24 weeks due to cervical incompetence.

In 2021, I decided to go back to school for a postgraduate degree to keep my mind busy and forget my past. Two months later, I lost my only source of income - my job.

By the grace of God, I have completed my classes in under 20 months without having to pay a cent. I am the only student in my class with a completion letter, but I did not graduate on December 16th, 2022, due to arrears. I am trusting God, and I believe I will graduate mid-this year.

Two years later, I am still struggling to find a job, have bills to pay, and my family depends on me. God has been faithful, and Divine Providence has been my portion for the past two years. I am still standing, and I believe I will conquer it all with God above all. Be grateful for everything every day.

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