Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Niece...

I have sat in front of the computer several minutes now trying to decide what to type. Sarah and Ben had their 20 week appointment today and found out they have a precious baby girl. However, the news turned devestating in an instant. Here is what they posted on their blog.

" During our routine 20-week ultrasound with the doctor, we were told that our baby has an extremely rare developmental disorder where the skull doesn’t form around the brain. Therefore, she will not be able to survive past birth if she for some reason makes it that far. We are going to see a high-risk OB specialist tomorrow to learn a little more about this condition and discuss our current options. It is very hard for us to hear the news, especially after seeing her heartbeat and kicking her legs around like crazy!!"

I did not think I could say it like they did. My heart hurts for them so badly. I am also being selfish right now trying to cope with the joy of having a niece (when I totally thought it was a boy) and now the possibility of not getting to hold her.

Please pray for Sarah and Ben, and their daughter as they choose her name and face the days and decisions that lay ahead.
Please pray for our family as we comfort, support and love one another, especially Uncle Wes as he is so far away.
Please pray for Brad and myself as we, at some point, will begin to explain this to Laci and Megan.

I have said it before and I will say it now...I am so glad God understands when I don't.

4 comments:

harris1013 said...

Hey Amber! I can't imagine what you guys must be going through right now. I don't know Sarah that well, but what I do know is that she is a wonderful person with a great heart. I see how wonderful she is with your girls and how sweet and complimentive she was to me when I was pregnant. As a mother and someone who has miscarried twice, my heart is breaking for her. I will keep your entire family in my prayers. I am saying a prayer for the high risk OB that he/she will be a Christian and that God will handle this situation through them. Your entire family is covered in prayer. Love, Courtney
II Cor 5:7 " For we walk by faith, not by sight."

Cara Norton said...

Amber,
As you may or may not know, Brian and I are now in Memphis. Our sunday school teachers went through something similar. Please take the time to read their blog ...http://www.poppyjoy.blogspot.com/ about their "Poppy Joy". Angie and Nathan are wonderful Godly people who went through this pain not too long ago. Angie is Dr. Adrian Roger's grand daughter. She has recently published a book about the experience. I know today may not be the day; but if Sarah wants to talk to Angie, please let me know.

I will be praying for your family.

Cara Norton

Lilly, Matt, and Sara said...

We are uplifting your entire family in prayer.

harris1013 said...

Hey Amber! My OB is a high risk OB, actually he specializes in Maternal/Fetal Medicine at UAMS. His name is Dr. Wendel. He is a good friend of ours as well. I can't express to you how great he is. They have the greatest technology and whenever any OB has a question, they send the patient to him. I don't know if Sarah wants/needs a second opinion. Please know that I am not trying to over step any boundaries. If you need me to call and explain her situation I will. My number is 860-1406. When we thought there might be a problem with Kennedy, he was so great with us. Your Dad counseled me and I spoke to him about how great my doctor was. Praying for you guys! Courtney Glaze