you never know

We took the kids out last night to get presents for Gabriel.  It was fun.  Dylan knew exactly what he wanted and grabbed it immediately.  Chloe had a little tougher time deciding.  Ezra was a little distracted but did end up choosing something.  They all got him a stuffed animal and we were able to get duplicates so the kids can keep them.  And Brian found a blanket for him that they had 2 of so that was good, too.  (For those of you who don’t know a blanket has been my husband’s gift to all of our children.  The selection process is very serious – not just any blanket is good enough for our babies!)

We also were able to find the size we needed for Gabriel’s going home outfit.  (and there were 2 of them!)  It is so snuggly and I’m so happy we didn’t have to go all over creation to get all of the pieces in the right size.

GOD SIGHTING:  At one of our stops the cashier asked if we were having twins (since we had 2 of everything) and I said no.  That obviously seemed strange so, for whatever reason, I explained the situation to her.  She told me not to believe what the doctor says.  Her daughter was diagnosed with Trisomy 18 and is now 2 years old.  She said that God would heal our baby and she told Dylan to bring his baby brother back to see her after he’s born.  I left encouraged.  I don’t believe that conversation was a fluke and I’m glad I chose to be open about our struggle and our choice to carry him to term.  You never know who you might be talking to or who God will choose to use.


  1. You are so right. You never know how God will use you, no matter the situation.

    Praying for you and your family.

  2. The weeks before I found out I was pregnant, I had no idea if I could possibly do this. I was terrified of losing another child. I thought I would always feel that way too. I don’t know if I could ever thank you enough for being so strong. For showing me that I really can leave it up to God. And in leaving it up to God, I have no fear. I’m happy and ready and it’s all thanks to you.
    P.S. I keep having dreams of you going in to deliver and they look at Gabe, and he’s 100% better. Have no fear, I’ve got a feeling there’s a miracle coming up!
    I love you both, and Thank You!

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