I am unbelievably heavy hearted for a sweet couple that we know tonight. They had to face the unthinkable and deliver their precious baby at only 18 weeks because it did not have a brain or a skull. I can not even begin to fathom the agony that they are going through right now. Please take the time to lift M & S up in prayer, they need comfort that only God can provide. As I rocked Olive to sleep tonight I just couldn't keep the tears from falling. I am so grateful that she is perfect. It makes me feel so bad that I get frustrated with her ever. I wish that instead of wondering why she is screaming, I will be grateful that she has a voice that works. When she goes crawling into the laundry room to try to steal Wrigley's food, I will be grateful that she can crawl. When she spits food, I will be grateful that she has the ability to eat. I know that so many parents have to deal with terrible problems with their children that come in the form of multiple disabilities and I have to remind myself how lucky we are! Thank you God for giving us this precious angel here on earth. I know there is a special angel in heaven waiting with open arms for their sweet baby to join her. She may not be able to hold our baby here, but she will love on M & S's baby with all of her heart.
Stephen and I were married in December of 2004. We met through a very persistent friend who insisted that if we met, we would get married. Sure enough, he was right and 7 months later we said I do! In the years since, we have suffered great loss but are learning daily to rely on God and each other, knowing that we can rise to use tragedy for good! We welcomed Olive Kay into the world in August of 2009 and our lives haven't been the same since! She is a firecracker and makes every day worth waking up for! On her 3rd birthday, we found out we were going to be blessed with another little one. Nora Kate joined our family in April of 2013 and has brought even more joy into our lives! We can't wait for the adventures we will have with the two of them.