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.