This is the story of our precious baby boy, who was diagnosed prenatally at
17 weeks with a fatal chromosome disorder called Trisomy 13. Although
Jonathan's condition is considered "not compatible with life", we desired to give
him every chance at life. Our prayer is that those who are touched by our story
are drawn to God, who is Life Himself. John 14:6

To start at the beginning of our story, click here.


a huge "thank-you"

the picture i will treasure forever...

this picture was sent to me yesterday all the way from kenya depicting the children from heart of the bride's house of hope giving baby jonathan and YOU a huge "thank you" for your generous gifts and financial contributions for jonathan's celebration of life! money was also designated in jonathan's honor for the HOB's boys' ranch in zambia.

greg and i are still incredibly honored and humbled when we think about jonathan's celebration of life that took place a couple of weeks ago. it truly is a night we will cherish for the rest of our lives! whether you came and donated to one of the charities, or if you came just to support us, or whether you couldn't make it and were there in spirit and in prayer, we just want to say again, "thank you!" but those words just can't sufficiently express our deep gratitude to you.

the two huge piles of gifts for the charities...

we don't have all the details of all the donations, and we are still learning who donated what (and many of those contributions were anonymous.) but what we do know is that more than $1300 was donated in cash alone, and there was at least double that much donated in baby goods for both the children's advocacy center and heart of the bride ministries. all in honor of our precious son, jonathan. as parents, this blesses the deepest parts of our hearts, where more than anything we just want our son's life to matter. we want him to be remembered. we want his life to honor the Lord...

we desire to send out a more personal thank-you to each of you once we get all of the information. however, in light of the timing of jonathan's birth, which could be any day now, we hope that you will accept our sincerest appreciation this way for now.

thank you for loving us. thank you for loving jonathan. if the love and support you've expressed to our family could heal, jonathan would be whole right now. we certainly are stronger because of it.

with love and blessings to you,
lauren and greg

1 comment:

  1. Lauren,

    I had heard about your blogspot from Pastor Olson a couple of weeks ago at Women's Bible Study. After hearing everything he said about it, I couldn't wait to go to it and read about you - a person with so much faith, one who lives it out even during these difficult times. You don't know me, but my husband Jim and I sat across from you and Greg at ABS a couple of weeks ago. We missed last week (home sick - shouldn't have had the Denver Omelet at IHOP!) but hopefully I can introduce myself this weekend. I just said a prayer for you and your family. God's peace and comfort to you.