May 14, 2012: The Unexpected Weekend

~ by Mary Galvano

Life is full of little surprises, and big ones, too. For what started out as a typical Friday turned out to be an event that would change my life forever.

As an expectant mother, I faced many obstacles throughout my pregnancy from almost losing my baby, to talks about the possibilities of an unhealthy child, to health factors, including being an older mom. It was during these times that I really had to trust God and the many prayers being said on behalf of my child. Turning to the queen of mothers, the Blessed Virgin Mary and Our Lady of La Leche, I asked that she throw her mantle over the health and spirituality of the baby within my womb. And she did.

My doctor had concerns of my high blood pressure and that I may end up having preeclampsia, which would put both the baby and me at a dangerous risk. For some reason I decided to check my blood pressure that Friday morning because I just wasn’t feeling right and sure enough, it was very high. After having called the doctor, my husband and I went to get everything checked out. But what was just to be a little check up ended up being a surprise admission into St. Vincent’s Hospital.

Sunday morning my husband and I had communion at 7 A.M. in the hospital, and by Sunday afternoon, and not being able to get the baby and I out of harm’s way, I had to deliver by c-section. It was the only cure.

On May 6th, 2012 at 5:00 P.M., Abigail Frances Bajohr was born and she is perfect with no health factors whatsoever. Even her hearing was tested as above normal.

There is science and then there is God, the master of creation. He can do anything. He can take any problem that we face and change into something miraculous. Walking by faith, prayers from family and friends, and making sure I got the Eucharist as much as possible was more powerful than any medical help that could have been given. We are so blessed to have such a beautiful baby, this precious gift from God. She is a fighter, too.

I, also, couldn’t have gotten through this whole ordeal without the love and support of my husband-my Joseph. His calm, peaceful nature and his background in medicine gave me peace of mind. He never left my side once. He held my hand continuously. I knew he was tired and hungry but he didn’t want to leave the room to even get something to eat. I gave him my hospital food since I couldn’t eat anyway and made him promise me that he would go out and see a movie with a friend after everything was over. He is the example of what love truly means in a marriage, unconditional and unselfish, and making sacrifices for the other person’s happiness.

What a wonderful Mother’s Day gift I was given-I became a mother to a wonderful miracle. My husband and I are truly blessed from above.

God bless all of you and never give up on God.


Mary Galvano-Bajohr is a singer/songwriter, LPGA golf instructor, speaker and author. On the golf course she is a dedicated professional, but go to a Yankee game, a Pro-life event or other venue and you just might see her step up to the microphone and sing the National Anthem or the Ave Maria.

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