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.


this just makes it all the more real...

this is not news to anyone, but more like reality settling in for me...we're gonna have a baby.  a very large healthy baby boy.  sometime next month!!!

a couple of weekends ago, a group of friends and family helped make this seemingly distant event become very, very real to me with each word of encouragement i received as well as with each baby blue item i unwrapped.

this is actually happening.  and it's time to celebrate...

the spread...

the amazing matches evan's nursery!

the gift centerpiece

the onesie says "I roll with Jesus" with a stroller on it!

hand-painted by my friend cathy!

group shot...unfortunately taken after a few ladies had already left.


me at 32 weeks (evan is measuring 3 weeks ahead!)

i'm so thankful for everyone who has sent me such kind words of encouragement and sent up prayers on our behalf for baby evan and my pregnancy.  we are blessed by you.


  1. I love that name.... Only a few more weeks to go.

  2. it has been awhile since I last check out your blog but I was following during your last few weeks of pregnancy with Jonathan and after his birth. Your optimism in spite of such tradegy and the fact that you thank God in all things is so inspiring. I decided this morning I would check it out again and I was so excited when I saw the pics of the shower and read the news about Baby Evan! Congrats! God is good all the time.

  3. It is so good seeing these pictures of celebration. Isn't it wonderful to have something to be joyful about again! I am so thrilled for you and I cannot wait to see the photos of Ethan when he arrives! Blessings, Katie

  4. He may be measuring ahead, but you are itty bitty and AH-DOR-AH-BLE!

    Love it!!

    Praying, praying, praying for Ailyah's (sp?) family...