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.


run for new life 5K

after several meetings, emails, phone calls, and many, many other arrangements, the first annual "run for new life 5K" is coming together nicely!'s going to be much bigger than expected!  the response has been amazing from the beginning.

i've gotten several messages about how you can participate, either by volunteering, running, or walking.

here are the details:

the race will take place on october 2, 2010 at 8 am at rocky bayou baptist church, niceville, florida.  the course starts at the church and continues through the beautiful swift creek neighborhood, takes you past heritage gardens cemetery, and back to the church.

a registration fee of $15 covers your race number, t-shirt, and your chance to win door prizes.  our intention is to use any extra funds to support a relevant non-profit ministry.  the t-shirt will be a keepsake, with a place for you to write in the name of the person you are running in memory of. 

the oak tree symbolizes strength, the acorn symbolizes new life, and the picture of the leaf is the same picture placed on hospital doors during the birth and death of a baby.  it lets hospital staff be aware of the situation going on behind the door.  we had it placed on our door when we arrived at the hospital to deliver jonathan.

our race verse is Romans 6:4: "...just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life."

since it's our first go at this, we are just doing registration via facebook. here is the link to our event page.

if you don't have a facebook account and would like to participate, or if you have questions, please contact me via email.

packet pick-up will take place on friday, october 1, from 6-8 pm at rocky bayou baptist church.

we are looking forward to it and we hope to see you there!


  1. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful....Wish we lived closer!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

  2. Can you just order a shirt of the benifit?

  3. Yes, if you just want a shirt, you would go to the event page on FB and sign up for one there with your shirt size. It would still be $15. You would pick up the shirt the night before the race or the morning of the race and pay for it then.