Thursday, August 14, 2008

More Stories of Families Touched by Trisomy 18

I have been kind of out of the world of blogs lately sticking with my sweet friends that have experienced the loss of their child or children. It wasn't until I came in contact with Little Jonathan's mother that I found another family going through the journey of Trisomy 18. This evening I found 3 other stories on blogger.

Julie and her husband Noah welcomed their baby girl it into this world last week, August 6th. Magdalena Grace is such a fighter and her and her family have hopes of welcoming her into her earthly home soon. I made a little bit of personal contact with Julie tonight and hope to continue to minister to her and her family with Jacob's life. Her blog is:

Christian is a baby boy who's mother Leah will be induced next Friday the 22nd. Their blog is:

Karen is the mother who awaits the arrival of her sweet baby boy on the 27th of August. Their blog is:

I have this ridiculously overwhelming desire to travel to hug these mamas. There are very few people who really "get it" and prior to meeting with, crying with and hugging 8 other mothers who have lost their babies, I would have never known that there are others out there who get it. I am so motivated to minister how ever I can with Jacob's story. He has opened my eyes to another world that I am just so in love with and I just want to make the most of all I have learned. Please pray for these families. Please pray for me and I find the words and actions to support them. Thank you for your faithful love and prayers.


asplashofsunshine said...

So wonderful to see a picture of Jacob again. He has such magical eyes!

Stacy said...

I so know how you heart aches and cries out to God for each of the mommies having to travel our same paths. I want to run to them and help them. I want to encourage them and cry with them. I want to hug them and pray with them...or just sit and listen.

I pray that God will use each of us in a special way to minister HIS grace, mercy. comfort and love to each we travel the roads seperately...but together under HIM.

I have been blessed by your words. I, too, will be praying for each of these families.

In Christ-Stacy

Beav's Wife said...

I just love that sweet little face. I love that he is continuing to be here with all of us through your stories / posts. Thank you for sharing him. Thank you for allowing all of us into your lives. I miss Jacob and I never even met him... Still praying, Jenny

So Blessed said...

Praying that God will provide all that you need as you so lovingly minister to these families. May you be blessed as you comfort and love these families who face such difficult times.

Kim ( said...

I am praying for you and these new families. You know it breaks my heart. God is using you, still using sweet Jacob. You are precious.
Love you!

Carla Burlando said...

It is wonderful to find a spot like this to support other moms who have travelled this road. Little Jacob is beautiful...I love his precious. Our little Samuel was born with Trisomy 18 8 years ago. He only lived an hour on this earth but we look forward to the day when we will see him again. I can't beleive its already been eight years since I last held him in my arms. God can take horrible dark times like this in our lives and make them into something beautiful that can be used for his glory. God bless you!