• Evelyn Wanjiru and her husband Agunda Bweni welcomed their first child after 10 years of being married.
• Their son, Mshindi, was given the name by his paternal grandfather before he was born and before the old man passed away.
Gospel artiste Evelyn Wanjiru has opened up on the 10-year wait for her to conceive.
Speaking during an interview with Mungai Eve, the mother of one narrated, "I realized we wanted a child when my husband opened a music production.
We focused on the growth of the studio for 5 years. At 5 years in marriage, it hit me that there is something called kids in marriage. I was almost approaching my 30s."
Evelyn says she was suffering from hormonal imbalance but she did not realize it.
"I would miss my period for 4 or 5 months but at the time I was never worried. It never clicked that something was wrong with me.
I had vowed not to take any contraceptives before I get pregnant. We travel a lot and I assumed my hormones were being affected by the weather.
I really wanted a child. Everywhere I went people who learned we did not have kids offered to pray with us."
Evelyn says she was also suffering because her body couldn't hold a man's seed.
"My body had a hormonal imbalance and my body was not able to hold to my man's seed. The medication at some point overwhelmed me. The meds were to help me get my period so that I could conceive.
In the 7th year and the 8th year of my marriage, I was on medication but I did not conceive. In the 9th year nothing."
Evelyne added, "It was eating me from the inside but I was singing for people. People would tell me how my song 'Naweza' blessed them yet nothing was working out for me.
One day, I got my period I was so mad after my period came. I chopped my hair that day and told God that I was done.
I told him that I had reached the end, I would never kneel down to ask him for a child.
My husband had just turned 40.
During my 9th year of marriage in June, we lost my dad in law. Before he died my husband asked his dad what name we would give our child if we ever got one."
Unbeknownst to her, she was about to hear the good news that will change her life.
"We travelled and by then I was six weeks pregnant. He told us to call our baby Mshindi. At some point, I had given up. Sometimes I was jealous of my friends who had babies.
The waiting was a journey of anger and bitterness, I was angry at God. Even when I got pregnant I did my pregnancy test thrice just to confirm it was true."
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