Thursday, July 22, 2010

Blessings through Trials....

Today it is with a heavy heart that I write this little blog.
Today was a really tough morning with the kids. Layla was crazy at playgroup today and Blake was super fussy all has just been one of those days where I feel like I'm hanging by a thread....but in the midst of this I thought of my dear sweet friend, Jessica.....thinking about her reminds me what she wouldn't give for a crazy morning with two healthy babies...instead she has about 24 hours until she faces one of the hardest journey's of her life. Let me tell you a little about her story.
I met Jessica through my lifegroup at church. When we met she was about 14 weeks pregnant and had recently learned her baby girl was not going to survive outside the womb because she had a pretty rare birth defect called Acrania. Basically her skull was not and would never fully develop. Right away doctors urged her to get an abortion. Jessica and her husband felt pulled in the other direction, especially after hearing their daughters heartbeat and feeling her move. Jessica and Jason decided to go through with the pregnancy and put the rest in Gods hands. Yes...I know...this is absolutely an unimaginable thing. I can not even fathom what they are feeling and going through right now as they await the birth of Baby Gabriella Grace....Jessica is going to be induced tomorrow at 6 a.m. Please pray for her and her family. Pray that baby Gabby lives long enough to meet her mom and dad and big sister. Jessica has been an inspiration to all of the girls in our lifegroup and especially to me and especially on days like today when I feel like I have the hardest job in the world and nothing is going my way, I am reminded of Jessica and reminded to be grateful that I have been so lucky to have two beautiful, healthy babies.
There is a link I have attached to see maternity pictures of her that a local Charlotte photographer offered to do for free.