Friday, September 26, 2008

Changing gears

About a month ago, I found out that my younger brother and his wife were going to be having a baby. Despite their own struggles to get pregnant (2 miscarriages) and my love for my brother, it was still somewhat painful news to hear. Today, they learned through an amnio that their precious little girl has Trisomy 18, or Edward's Syndrome. As we will begin working towards our baby, they will begin saying goodbye to theirs. It's uncharted territory for our family. We're a high-performing bunch, and it's been hard enough to cope with everyone's difficulties in having a baby -- this, we're definitely not equipped to handle alone. Thankfully, we aren't alone.

I trust that His strength is made perfect in our weakness. I trust that God is still God. I trust that He will work this for His glory. Thanks for your prayers.

11 comments:

Alex and Jill said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I'm praying for your family.

((HUGS))

sarah said...

Oh I am so sorry for your brother and your entire family. A good friend of mine had a baby that died a week after she was born of Zelwiggers syndrome. It was very difficult. I will be praying for you all.

Megs said...

I am so sorry for your brother and your family. Keeping you in my thoughts.

andrea_jennine said...

Oh, how hard. I'm sorry.

bendingbackwards said...

Sending you prayers.

Here from ICLW.

Rachie Pachie said...

Oh, goodness. So sorry to hear this. Please let them know that our thoughts are with them.

Happy Not-So-Newlywed said...

Oh no, I am so sorry to hear this. I will keep your family in m prayers.

Take care,
Ellie

Leslie Laine said...

So sorry to hear this. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

nancy said...

I've very sorry to hear of the diagnosis. All my thoughts to your family as you work through this. ~hugs~

iclw

I Believe in Miracles said...

a friend of mine had a child with trisomy 17. it was really hard and sad. I'll be prying for your family.

MamaSoon said...

What horrible news. This is very sad and scary.