When Chad and Ashley got married in December 2009, they knew they wanted to start having a family. After a year went by, the couple knew something was wrong.
“When we went to the doctor, she told me I have a condition called PCOS,” Ashley explains. “There are a lot of different side-effects to PCOS, one of them being infertility. We left the doctors office feeling really disappointed and absolutely hopeless.”
A couple months later when the couple was in church, they found a glimmer of optimism.
“Pastor Kelly was doing a service and he said, ‘I know there are some people in this room who need healing, who need a miracle. If that’s you, you don’t have to put up your hand. I just want you to speak it.’”
Chad and Ashley looked at each other and they knew what they wanted to pray for.
“We knew that God had this and we just had to trust him.
A couple months went by and nothing happened. Any tests were still coming back negative and at that point, Ashley was ready to give up.
“Another side effect of PCOS is weight gain so I decided to go back to my doctor to get some help with my weight,” she says.
The doctor put Ashley on a very strong medication that you’re not supposed to take when you’re pregnant. The plan was to start the medication on new years day.
“New years day came and I woke up and something was really tugging at me to really triple check that I was not pregnant,” Ashley recalls. “As I was sitting there, I was thinking to myself: ‘Why are you starting out your new year with a negative?’”
Ashley ended up walking away. Then, as she was doing her hair, she just happened to look down.
“I saw this big beautiful positive sign,” she says.
On August 29, 2012, Ashley and Chad welcomed their beautiful little girl into the world.
“Her name is Rylyn Rose and she is our world,” Ashley lovingly describes. “She’s healthy, she’s beautiful she’s smart. She brings so much joy into our lives. She’s our blessing from God. She’s our miracle.
We left the doctors office feeling really disappointed and absolutely hopeless.