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.


thank you

dear friends,
i sit here with unspeakable joy in what the Lord allowed us to experience yesterday in 40 minutes. it was so much more than we could have ever imagined. jonathan was so beautiful and so peaceful. i can't wait to share the story and photos with you, when the time is right.

for now, greg and i just want you to know how much we appreciate you and your faithful prayers for us. just since yesterday, we have received over 250 emails and messages of love and support. your messages to us have brought much healing amidst heartache. we have read them and wept with thankfulness, because it is another reminder to us just how much baby jonathan's life has been a blessing to others. please know that while we won't be able to respond to every message, they mean so much to us. thank you for taking the time to write to us or comment on the blog.

with love and gratitude,
lauren and greg


  1. God is soooo GOOD! I know His grace has sustained you and encouraged you through this time! Of course HE is real hero here, but I (and many others) are grateful to you to for being a vessel for His glory. May his grace continue to abound with your family!

  2. Amen to what Billy Moore said!

  3. That little boy had to have felt the worldwide love! What Joyous 40 minutes! Blessing thoughts and prayers for your family.

  4. Lots of love and support from another Trisomy 13 mom, --I just "stumbled" upon your site, you are in my heart, and prayers tonight.
    --Take Care, -N.Pgh Pa.

  5. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you…” (John 14:27)

    I am overjoyed that you had time with Jonathan. God is good. Peace be with you and God bless.

    Most sincerely,

  6. Lauren and Greg,
    What a blessing to have had time with Jonathan. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. I admire your courage and strength and love.

  7. Dear Lauren & Greg,

    I'm not quite sure how I found your blog, but I will give credit where credit is due, to God. You have been in my prayers since I read your story and I will continue to pray as you go through this experience. Your strength, faith, and faithfulness is encouraging and uplifting. Back in July of this year my mother was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. After thorough testing the disease was found in her entire body; literally from her head to her toes, with the exception of her colon and intestines. And the most incredible part of the situation is that she has never smoked!! Learning to trust God in this entire situation has become a necessity. Some days are easier than others, but it is the harder days when I feel His grip the tighest. Thank you for sharing your story and your faith. I am praying for you and your family, and for other lives to be touched because of the wonderful life God has given to Jonathan.