Grateful in this MomentJune 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.