Miriam Quiambao and husband Ardy Roberto have been filled with joy since their prayer to have their own child has been answered.
They've been trying for four years, and now at 43, Miriam is nine weeks pregnant.
As Miriam and Ardy continue to praise God for the miracle, the beauty queen-turned-entrepreneur wanted to remind her stepson Joshua about her love for him.
Joshua is the 10-year-old son of Ardy with his late wife Tingting.
The boy has begun homeschooling this school year, and Miriam has taken this moment to assure him she will always be there for him.
She wrote in her latest Instagram post: “Children are a reward from the Lord.
“I am blessed for the gift of having a son in Joshua, my first child.
“Although he did not come from my womb, my love for him was birthed deep in my heart.
“So deep that I feel he is my own child. My first son—mine to me…
“I always cherish the times we spend cuddling, doing tickle fights, painting together, cooking and baking together, walking the dog together, playing at Timezone together, doing grocery shopping together, traveling together, reading the Bible and doing devotions together, most especially the numerous real and imaginary adventures we have together as mother and son.
“I’m so excited to be starting a new journey of homeschooling with you.
“@joshyroberto, you are suuuuper special and very much loved by God, Mommy and Daddy. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. (face blowing a kiss emoji) (red heart emoji)”
Miriam first announced her pregnancy on Instagram last Sunday, August 19.
"In June 2018, we were resigned that perhaps God will answer our prayers through the miracle of adoption or through IVF,”
"But Praise God who is the author of miracles and the creator of life!
"By His grace, He rewarded our faith with the greatest gift: a baby conceived naturally!!!"
Thanking God for the miracle of life and for answering our prayers. Ardy @ardyroberto and I have been praying to get pregnant for the past 4 years. In June 2018, we were resigned that perhaps God will answer our prayers through the miracle of adoption or through IVF but Praise God who is the author of miracles and the creator of life! By His grace, He rewarded our faith with the greatest gift: a baby conceived naturally!!! ???????? There is more to this story and will be sharing it in my blog soon! Watch out for it! . Thank you to all who prayed for us and do keep us in your prayers for a safe and healthy pregnancy! May God bless you and answer your prayers too! #GodAnswersPrayers #PregnantAt43 #MiracleBaby #9WeeksPregnant
Her husband Ardy also recounted the morning he and his wife learned about her pregnancy.
Ardy wrote in his own Instagram post, "We both giggled like little kids and hopped around, thanking Jesus for this miracle…
"God's timing is always perfect."
Yes, we're pregnant :-) Not just pregnant with hope. But pregnant for real. And naturally conceived. So we've been trying to be pregnant since we get married four years ago. Miriam and I had tried IVF two years ago, but it didn't work for us. In her heart, she was still praying for a natural pregnancy. Holding on to God's promise to her years ago when she was single and contemplating to freeze her eggs on the eve of her 36th birthday. But now as she approached 43 last May, we decided that we'd try IVF or adoption again if she wasn't pregnant by her birthday. Her birthday passed by and so that perfect beautiful morning when Miriam was about to proceed with the IVF prep meds, I asked her to take a pregnancy test, just in case. She came out of the toilet giggling and beaming. There were two lines. We both giggled like little kids and hopped around, thanking Jesus for this miracle. I woke up Joshua and told him he was going to be a kuya. And now @miriamq888 is 9 weeks pregnant. I'm also pregnant. Pregnant with hope for the future, pregnant with gratefulness to God, and pregnant with love for the baby that's growing in my beautiful wife's tummy. We hadn't planned to make this public yet but at an interview at the media launch last friday of the Home School Global conference, Miriam mentioned that she was pregnant. The next morning it was online on ABS CBN. So we decided to announce it on her IG this morning. By mid day the good news was on GMA as well. Thanks for all your messages of encouragement and love. Thanks to all 99 of you who prayed specifically for this to happen. Thanks to those who even inspired me to ask for the moon! God heard our prayers! Keep the faith and keep on hoping and praying. God's timing is always perfect. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17 NKJV #grateful #pregnant #marriedtomsuniverse #familyway #gratefultomyGreatGod #loveyourwife #whenitrainsitpours #blessings