Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I am writing this morning with a heavy heart. Last week (Thursday) at our routine ultrasound the ultrasound technician saw something a little concerning on one of the baby's heads.  We talked with our doctor who immediately made an appointment for us at UAB for the following Tuesday.  We were told it could be anything...something as insignificant as a shadow or something bigger.  I completely fell apart that day.  As always, Norman held me together.  The next day (Friday) I experienced an all-consuming peace about everything. I don't want to act like I thought everything was okay and I had nothing to worry about....but I knew no matter what the outcome God was holding me and these 3 babies in his hands. 

Yeserday was my appointment and I had been fine with no worries all weekend.  But once we got on the interstate to head to UAB fear took hold of me and I was scared to death.  Once agian, Norman put me back together.  Our ultrasound at UAB led the doctor to be "very confident" that one baby has Trisomy 13.  Some of the markers were evident in the ultrasound.  Trisomy 13 is a rare chromosomal anomaly. 

I know this may sound crazy to some of you, but I can already see God's hand in our situation.  My neighbor who has become my very dear friend had a beautiful little girl, Sophie, with Trisomy 13.  Last night her and her husband came to visit, talk with us, and pray with us. They brought so much comfort to Norman and me.  I can't even begin to calculate the odds that we would live across the street from each other.  The funny thing is that we have both been drawn to each other to pursue a friendship for a very long time.  And when we finally were able to spend time together we just "hit it off".  I will have much more to say about Aimee and our relationship in the posts to come, but I had to share a small bit today.  I have always admired her strength and courage.  I know this is going to be a difficult road to walk down, but God will provide us with the manna we need to get through each day.  My prayer is to bring glory to God in all circumstances.

Something else that will be new to me is balancing my joy and sorrow.  I have 2 healthy babies that are growing and moving all over the place!!  Praise God!!  The doctor reassured me that neither of those babies are at risk and they have no problems.  We go back to the doctor on Monday. I will update again soon.  I want to leave you with a fun picture....10 weeks and growing!

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and WONDERFULLY made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  --Psalm 139:13-14


  1. We love you very much. We are with you the entire way. It will take a village for those 3 babies and you just so happen to have a great aunt and uncle to be part of that village. God bless.
    Phil 4:13

    Ashley and Randall

  2. I have not been able to stop thinking about you and Norman and your 3 little blessings. I am lifting you guys in prayer. I shared with Aimee that as much as I hate that either one of you have to walk down this road, but I am thankful we serve a sovereign God who knows exactly what He is doing and has placed the 2 of you in each others lives.
    Continuing to lift all of you in prayer

  3. ♥ Keeping you in my prayers ♥