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.


God at work, part seven: rivers in the desert

continued from part six  (read first!)

two days later....

it was 5:00 in the morning and after a restless night of sleep, i was lying half awake in bed and a particular scripture was running through my head.

it wasn't a scripture i had recently read or heard, but it was definitely replaying itself over and over in my semi-consciousness. 

this is what it was:

“Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert."

~ Isaiah 43:18-19

i took note of it, rolled over and went back to sleep.

a couple of hours later, i was staring at this:


our hearts are overflowing with joy and praise for this precious blessing! 

remember my desire and prayer to have a baby sometime in 2010?  well, our due date is 12/31/2010.  it makes me laugh everytime i think about that.  isn't that just like Him to do that?

later that morning i shared with greg the scripture that was in my mind and we both agree in faith that it can only be God's reassurance for us as we embark on this new journey that is sure to include some anxiousness. 

isn't He good?  no, isn't He GREAT?!

thank you for your prayers and praise on our behalf.
lauren and greg


  1. I am so happy for you! God is so good. And He would still be good even if you weren't pregnant. Blessings to you as you go through all sorts of new emotions with this pregnancy, remembering your sweet Jonathan & looking ahead to this new little life.

  2. so happy for you. praying for you and this new miracle!

  3. Just thrilled, thrilled, thrilled and so in awe of the amazing God who grants the peace and the blessings!!! Hooray!! HOORAY!

  4. I knew it, I knew it, I knew it! So happy for you. I will be praying for you as your journey yet again becomes new territory.

  5. Congratulations! I have enjoyed reading about this journey on your blog. I can't wait to hear more! :)

  6. Congrats! God is indeed GOOD. I have always said we serve a funny, but on time God. Praying for all of you!

    btw: thanks for the book suggestion. I am ordering it on b&n.

  7. Oh, that's wonderful news. I am thrilled for you.

  8. OK, this was my first stop after seeing your facebook status update. So thrilled...I have tears in my eyes and goosebumps on my arms. He is all about doing a new thing. Praising God with you!

  9. Congrats - God is good all the time!

  10. AWESOME!!!!! AWESOME!!! I'm thrilled. Every part of the series was making me go...hmmm...GOd is Good...but what is her news? hehe!! This was wonderful. Like always, you are such a witness to God's greatness! This was a perfect announcement!!

    AMEN!!! YEAH!!!

  11. Oh Lauren!!! How awesome is our God!!! May God's blessings be with you during this pregnancy! Congratulations and I pray all goes well! Thank you for sharing this wonderful news!

  12. yay!!!! congrats lauren. what an awesome story...true testiment of an awesome GOD!

  13. wow! God is truly beautiful, truly amazing! I am so happy for you, Lauren!! wowowow Dec. 31st..that's the best part ;)

  14. WOW....OH YES HE IS GREAT!!!!!! It is so like our God! And how precious that He plans the details to let you know that He really is involved that intricately in your life. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

    Love Trace

  15. God is good, and all the time, He is good! Congratulations.

  16. Lauren,
    So happy to hear of your wonderful news. I will be praying for you and Greg as you go forward in this new journey. So very happy for you! -Katie

  17. Congratulations, Lauren!!!

    We are rejoicing with you and your family, so-ooooooo grateful to God! Can't wait to see all He does in this new part of your journey! Glory to Christ! SO happy for you!

    Jodie for the Richters

  18. Thank you God!! Congratulations to your family!!

  19. I just got the chills! You don't know me, but I came across your blog earlier in the year. I haven't looked at it in a long time, but I had it bookmarked and thought I'd take a look tonight. We just found out I am pregnant too, due in March 2011. When I saw your website bookmark, I actually thought "I wonder if they are pregnant too, I will check and see how they are doing" Lo and behold, you are! WOW! Congratulations on this wonderful blessing from God. I love reading the bible verses you quote and I admire your faith. My husband and I have become much closer to God this year and stronger in our faith, and our lives are much more fulfilled because of it. I look forward to reading more and sharing this beautiful time of pregnancy with you, even though we don't know each other. Enjoy and congrats!

  20. this gave me chill bumps!! :) congrats on the new baby...