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.


2 months

my sweet jonathan is celebrating his 2-month birthday with the angels today. i imagine that there is no better birthday party than one celebrated in heaven, and that the happy birthday song does not sound any sweeter than when sung by angels.

i'm praying for all the mommies i know out there who have also lost a child or who are carrying babies who have received a fatal diagnosis. whether you have contacted me by email or through this blog, you are on my mind today (and often.)



  1. Thank you, Lauren. Gabriella's 1st Birthday is this Thursday on the 10th. I have been a lot more depressed and emotional about it than I thought I would be. I think I see an upswing in sight though. I'm sure she and Jonathan are singing and playing together with the angels.

  2. Happy 2 month birthday Jonathan! I know you are in the presence of the One who made you and He is showering you with immeasurable love this day!