When my husband Terry and I got married, May 10, 1969, we had so many things that looked like they were working against us. The doctor had told me for years that I’d never be able to have a baby at all — that I couldn’t carry one. He said, “If by some slim chance you were ever to get pregnant, you’d have to spend the whole nine months in bed. But, even at that, I doubt that you could carry it.” Well-meaning friends of the family and family members all said to Terry, “You know, Jackie can’t have children. It’s really a shame too, the way she loves babies and has always wanted to have a house full.”We didn’t know the Word then like we do now, but Terry did know that God healed and he knew some basics of the Bible from growing up in church. He knew we could pray and change things. Most of all, he knew God and knew that God’s Word was always — in every area — accurate. For all the years I’ve known him, his standard comment on any subject is “Who said?” It makes big difference who said it. “What does God say? What does the Bible say?” So he told me, “I appreciate medical doctors and medical science. They’ve come a long way, and I hope they go farther. But they are not our source, our answer, our final authority.”God says we can have children. And we will have all the children we want,” Terry said.

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