We thought we'd end the week with a wonderful, inspiring story: Did you read the news this week in the Daily Mail, a UK newspaper and site, about a woman who tried for 22 years to get pregnant, to no avail, but at the age of 43 she conceived and delivered a beautiful baby girl?
The Daily Mail reported on Monday that Paula Lackie was told at the age of 21 that she'd never conceive naturally, thanks to damage done to her Fallopian tubes by endometriosis. She went on to adopt two children. To make matters more challenging, Lackie's second husband, Grant, could not conceive with his first wife, for unknown reasons. But Lackie's grandmother became pregnant at 43 -- Paula's age now -- so Paula always held out hope she could get pregnant naturally, the site reported.
And indeed she did: In April the couple welcomed baby daughter Isla, weighing 7 pounds.
What inspiring stories have you heard about someone having a baby even when the odds were against them?