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After 4 miscarriages in 4 years, she gave up on motherhood. But miracles do happen

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The Daily Catch - published on 10/28/16

In Limerick, Ireland, Grace Slattery, 32, always dreamed of motherhood.

But life did not make things easy for her and her husband, James. Over 4 years, Grace had suffered four miscarriages. Her husband James always stood by her side, and shared in her suffering, but four treasured children lost can make anyone lose hope. Each pregnancy fed their dreams; names were chosen and plans were made, and each time, the devastating loss.

Grace and James decided they would give up.

But who says that life is subject to our decisions?

Without any expectations, without any treatment, the author of life brought, months later, what seemed miraculous. In 2013 Grace found herself pregnant again, and this time with quadruplets!

Now mother of a boy and three girls, all healthy, Grace says she is deliriously happy: “Just when we decided not to spend more for all this, we received the best news of our lives!. I encourage all women who want children to keep trying.”

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to reap that which is planted…
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

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