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 song for this part of the journey

this song has meant so much to me on this particular part of my journey, that i wanted to share it. everytime it comes on the radio, i have to stop and give thanks for everything the Lord has done for me. i hope you'll take the time to listen and read the lyrics. by the way, i did not make the video, but it was the best one i found for this song.

Healing Hand of God
Jeremy Camp

I have seen the many faces,
I fear in the pain.
I have watched the tears fall plenty,
From heart ache and strength.
So if life's journey,
Has you weary and afraid.
There's rest in the shadow of his wings.

I have walked through the valleys,
The mountains and plains.
I have held the hand of freedom,
It washes all my stains.
If you feel the weight of many trials,
And burdens from this world.
There's freedom in the shelter of the Lord.

I have seen,
The healing hand of God,
Reaching out and mending broken hearts.
Taste and see the fullness of His peace,
And hold on to what's being held out.
The healing hand of God.

I have touched the scars upon His hands,
To see if they were real.
He has walked the road before me,
He knows just how I feel.
When you feel there is not anyone,
Who understands your pain,
Just remember all of Jesus' suffering.


Cast all your cares on Him,
For He cares for you.
He's near to the broken and confused.
By His stripes,
Our spirit is renewed.
So enter in the joy prepared for you.


The healing hand of God (x2)
And hold on to what's being held out (x2)
The healing hand of God


  1. Isn't is amazing the many ways God provides comfort when we are in need. Music has been special to me as well. God bless you!

  2. This song was sent to me right after Matthew died...several songs along this line, actually...and has been such a blessing to me too!!!!

    Thinking of you!!!

  3. Thank you for sharing, Lauren!

  4. Beautiful song that I have held so close to my heart these last six and a half months.
    A friend just referred me to your blog, and what a blessing!
    My husband and I said goodbye to our sweet angel on 11-13-09.
    Know that you are in my prayers.

    God Bless,