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.


merry christmas!

our christmas gift has arrived! 

evan joseph tomaschko was born at 3:59 pm on december 22nd, weighing 8 pounds and was 21.5 inches long.

he is healthy and perfect.

we got to take him home on christmas eve.  God is indeed gracious and we have so much to be thankful for!


  1. Congrats! Welcome to the world Evan!

  2. What wonderful news, must be so elated to hold that little baby in your arms. Merry Christmas!
    Karrae's mommy

  3. What a perfect Christmas gift. Congratulations!

  4. WOW!!! I had completely forgotten he was due. When I read your announcement, tears came to my eyes. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! He's beautiful!!!

  5. Hey is absolutely gorgeous!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! We're thrilled for your whole family...

    Much love, keep witnessing, we know God better because of your family!!

  6. CONGRATULATIONS! Evan is just perfection!

  7. I've been following your story for a while and just wanted to say Congrats!! Welcome to the world Evan! What a precious little bundle!
    Thinking of your whole family & Merry Christmas :)
    ~Kim in MI

  8. Congratulations!! He is beautiful! What a wonderful Christmas gift.

  9. Just had to tell you again how beautiful he is and how fabulous you look...just so, so grateful for God's mercy and grace!

  10. Oh My Gosh, I cried too when I saw your post, I cried when Jonathan was born and think of him often. God Bless.

  11. Welcome Evan. Lauren, I'm so happy for you. You have seen the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

  12. Congratulations on your beautiful rainbow baby!

  13. Congratulations! What a blessing from God! I'm in tears as I read your post about Evan's birth and looking back at your past posts, that unfortunately I'm just now catching up on. God is working wonders in your life. May you enjoy every moment with your new little boy! What a wonderful Christmas gift! God Bless.