Grateful in this Moment

June 26, 2011

This morning I was doing some googling and found this:"About 1 in every 1,500 to 2,500 newborn babies has Turner Syndrome. Yet according to research, monosomy X is present in about 3% of all conceptions, but about 99% of affected babies are miscarried or stillborn. The condition is thought to be a factor in roughly 15% of all miscarriages."

And...I sit here amazed to be at 25-1/2 weeks, to feel my baby kicking.  I hate odds!  They have not been my friend, but I am beyond grateful at this moment.  Getting to the point where I can write those words has not been easy - a journey of anger, tears, questioning, pleading - and maybe I won't even feel this way tomorrow, but I do right now.

"For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well."
-- Psalm 139:13-14

My sister shared this with me last week, and it is so powerful I just wanted to share it with you.  God knows our baby's name.  He knows her future, and I just can't help but think at this moment that a baby with only a 1% chance of making it - and yet is still here with us - must have a very special purpose in life, whatever the course of that takes.

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  1. Hi Sarah,

    I am praying for you and your family!! The Lord know what He is doing, even if we can't figure it out. He's with you all!

    Love and hugs!

  2. This one made me tear up. Praying for you and the baby everyday! *hugs*


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