Packing school lunches, going on field trips, attending swim meets – Brandy Davenport had always dreamed of being a mom. After marrying her husband Ken & settling down, she was ready to start a family.
After two and a half years of trying to have a baby, however, Brandy was told by doctors that the chances of her becoming pregnant were less than 5%. She was devastated. Feeling like her dreams had been crushed, she turned to God for answers.
Brandy gave her plans over to Him and said "No matter what happens, I trust you." – and God began to work in the most miraculous way.
In this raw, candid interview, the Davenport's share their pregnancy journey and the struggles they faced along the way.
Brandy & I met online in 2011. We chatted all night once we found each other. She told me she was going to be down in my neck of the woods on a Thursday and we had our first date – things just immediately clicked.
We started looking around for churches, we went to several. Our friends encouraged us to try out CTK Bellingham. I said, "All right, let's do it". I accepted the Lord on Easter, and I've just been growing ever since.
So we got married in July of 2013. By December of that year, we decided that things were going really well and we wanted to start a family.
We attempted to have a baby for about two and a half years prior to actually realizing that we were having difficulties with it. Our fertility specialists finally told us that we had less than a 5% chance of being able to have a baby. This was devastating to me.
I remember sitting in the parking lot at the doctor's office, thinking to myself, "Good Lord, what am I going to do?" My husband is the greatest man on the planet, and he deserves to be a dad. There's just no way, there's no way that I'm going to be able to do that for him.
It was the only thing that I truly prayed for my whole life was to be a mom and to be able to experience waking up in the middle of the night and packing lunches for school and swim lessons and wedding days and all of that stuff. Then at 30 years old, having all of that fall through it just – I can't even say it was rock bottom, it was like 10 miles below rock bottom.
I was just at that point, I was at my breaking point and lost everything. After service one day, I was like, "This is where I'm at in my life and in my journey. I'm angry, and I don't understand this, and I can't trust in a God that is willing to hurt me like this."
Grant, sat there and listened to me for probably 10 minutes and he says, "You know, sometimes, when you have such a fierce break in faith, the only thing that you can do is throw yourself into faith. To throw yourself directly at God and say I am here and I am here for you."
Maybe the following week or the week after that Stephen's Ministry was brought up at CTK and I decided "Alright, well, okay, I'm going to do this. I'm going to join Stephen's – and I did. I think being a member of that just really solidified to me, who I was as a daughter of God, and who God was as a presence in my life. You know, I realized that [God] wasn't doing this to me, he was doing this for me.
"I realized God wasn't doing this to me, He was doing this for me.
So I pretty much just put the idea of having children and adopting and all of that on the back burner. I thought, all right, well, I'm gonna follow you. I trust you completely and implicitly, so, if this is the direction and you have a purpose for my life, then that's okay. We'll do what you want to do, because you're God.
We were going to attempt to travel, buy a ranch and we're going to move to Montana at some point. We were going to go places and experience the world. Last April, we actually attended the CTK meeting to go to Israel.
Our anniversary was the week before – she says "Ken, come downstairs I got something for you!", and I see this box. I'm like, "Oh, a late present, well this is kind of cool! What did she do for me?"
I opened it up and the [positive] pregnancy test was there – I was just overjoyed. It just turned our world upside down. I couldn't be happier.
I don't even think there are words to describe what was going through my mind at that point in time, it was just complete disbelief. Because, again, you know, 36 years old, seven years of trying and not being able to make it happen and then all of a sudden...
I'm probably one of the most patient people you'll ever meet. And something that's really been drilled into me at CTK. We hear week after week in [Grant's] sermons is "All in His time." Wow, that's absolutely true.
I'm nine months pregnant, and I wake up every day and still go, oh my god – I'm going to be a mom in four weeks. We constantly tell each other like, "Hey, you're going to be a dad!"
It's just unbelievable to be able to experience something like this and to know that God had a hand in it was breathtaking.