- Linah Otieno never imagined that she would one day get married, conceive and have a child because she was disabled and confined to a wheelchair
- Linah, however, was able to walk the entire pregnancy journey and deliver a healthy baby girl
- People around her had instilled doubt in her by questioning her ability to carry the pregnancy
Sadly, not many people think an able-bodied person can marry a disabled person. But they do and, in many ways, their relationships are no different from anyone else’s.
In some cases, they may be stronger and better. Let us face it, dating is hard, whether you are disabled or not.
And while gradually falling in love is one thing, falling in love at first sight especially with someone living with a lifelong condition and sire a child together is another thing.
This is the story of Linah Otieno who never imagined that she would one day get married, conceive and have a child considering she was disabled and on a wheelchair.
But who is God?
Sharing her story on her Facebook page, Linah said she was able to walk the entire pregnancy journey and deliver a healthy baby girl without any complications despite her condition
"My goodness the day I tested and confirmed that I was pregnant, I had a mixture of feeling happy and at the same time worried how I would look like.
"If I would be able to carry on like any other woman in the society....all in all, I did not know how long I was going to be strong," she added.
While doubting her ability to carry the pregnancy to term, those around her did not do her any good by also questioning her ability to get pregnant.
"I don't understand where I got the strength and courage to go on with my normal duties till the last day of my delivery.
"Going to work with public means sitting for long hours and still God never allowed any complications to take place even for a single day," she added.
This to Linah, who urged other people abled differently to trust in God to fulfil what they desire, is one of the many testimonies in her life.
"I remember asking my husband if he is sure I would manage and he told me he knew I could make it by just being positive and believing that God was still on the throne.
"I just told God you know my strength help me to carry on...God is faithful to those who remain faithful to him ...I never knew I'll get through it," she added.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that on Saturday, April 4, the Irene Village Mall in Centurion, Gauteng shared an inspiring story that proved once again that South Africans can stand together in tough times.
A father, Joseph, arrived at the mall to buy baby clothes for his newborn child. However, because of the lockdown, he could not buy clothes or a blanket and broke down in tears in Pick 'n Pay.
His cries for help did not fall on deaf ears and the staff at the PnP decided to bless him.
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