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Natalie Grant Thanks God for Allowing Her to Become a Mother Despite Fertility Issues, Says Science and Faith 'Cannot Be Separated'

( [email protected] ) Nov 25, 2015 10:41 AM EST
Popular Christian artist Natalie Grant recently penned a heart-wrenching op-ed thanking God for allowing her to become a mother despite her fertility issues, emphasizing that faith and science "cannot be separated".
Natalie Grant and her family Dominique Guillemot

Popular Christian artist Natalie Grant recently penned a heart-wrenching op-ed thanking God for allowing her to become a mother despite her fertility issues, emphasizing that faith and science "cannot be separated."

In the op-ed shared on FoxNews.com, the 43-year-old wife and mother-of-three first recalled the heartbreaking moment she was told she would never conceive children naturally.

"I received a phone call from the doctor delivering the news moments before I was to take the stage at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville," she writes.

"I was sitting in my dressing room when the call came. And though I was about to sing a duet with Wynona Judd, which was a dream come true, in a moment my joy turned to grief."

However, God had vastly different plans: today, Grant and her husband, Bernie Herms, have three young daughters.

"I'm incredibly grateful that we live in a country where I had skilled physicians and amazing advances in medicine that allowed my husband and me to conceive our twins," the Held singer writes. "I do not believe that faith and science can be separated, so I know that it is only through God, the Divine Giver of Life, that these miraculous medical advancements are even possible."

Grant said she is "so grateful" that sometimes, God provides completely unexpected miracles, referring to the natural conception of her youngest daughter as a "God-wink."

"I will never stop thanking God that He allowed me to become a mother," she continues. "I can so vividly remember the many sleepless nights when I thought I might suffocate from the fear that I would never hear someone call me 'mommy.'  And even as I reflect now, I am reminded that there are so many women who are begging God for the same miracle, and yet have not received the same answer."

The singer extended her thoughts and prayers to those who are experiencing fertility issues and offered up a reminder that God answers prayers when we least expect Him to.

"Being a mother is the greatest and hardest thing I will ever do. But my heart is maybe a bit more reflective as of late because I recently returned to the Ryman Auditorium to perform and found myself in the exact same dressing room where that initial call came. Only this time, my 3 little miracles were running around in it," she concludes.

As reported by the Gospel Herald, the singer revealed that she was moved to tears earlier this month, when her 8-year-old twin daughters were unexpectedly baptized by her husband at her home church in Nashville, Tennessee.

"I knew today would be an amazing day, but I had no idea it would be a day I would never forget," she wrote.

"I was excited to sing my new song Clean, for baptisms at my home church Crosspoint in Nashville. I love baptism Sunday. I cry every single time. But what I didn't know is that my twin daughters Gracie & Bella would unexpectedly decide to get baptized today."

While the little girls made the decision to follow Jesus several years ago, they hadn't had the courage to be baptized, Grant explained.

"I never wanted to pressure them and wanted it to be a decision they came to on their own. And they came to it together. THIS MORNING. And the icing on the cake? My husband got to baptize them."

The singer, who recently released her latest album, "Be One", also shared a sweet photo collage of the special day, which included a picture of herself weeping with joy and two pictures of her husband baptizing the children.

"A moment in their journey with Christ and I will never forget it!!!" she wrote.

Tags : Natalie Grant, Motherhood, fertility issues