It was a warm day in September when the woman who would soon give birth to a 40-year-old man first felt the stirrings of life within her. She was 40 years old herself, and had long since given up on the idea of ever having children. But here she was, unexpectedly pregnant and with no idea how it had happened.
The doctors were baffled. There was no medical explanation for how a 40-year-old woman could be pregnant with a full-grown man. But the woman was adamant that she had not been involved with anyone in nearly 20 years. She had been celibate since her husband had died.
As the weeks went by, the pregnancy progressed normally. The woman’s belly swelled and she began to feel the baby move inside her. But as the due date approached, the doctors grew increasingly concerned. There was no way a 40-year-old woman could safely give birth to a full-grown man.
They advised her to have an abortion. But the woman refused. She felt that this baby, however bizarre the circumstances of his conception, was a miracle from God. And she was determined to see him born, come what may.
So it was that on a warm day in June, the woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy. He was 40 years old.
The doctors were amazed. The woman was ecstatic. And the 40-year-old man who had been born to her was, quite simply, astonished.
It’s an incredible story, and one that raises more questions than it answers. How did this happen? Was it a miracle? A medical anomaly? Or something else entirely?
Whatever the explanation, one thing is for sure: the woman who gave birth to a 40-year-old man is one amazing lady.