At 32 weeks pregnant the doctors said Megan had a 50/50 chance of survival.
10 days later they said it was just a brain abnormality after all. Nothing life-threatening. How it would affect our precious baby, we didn't know.
Before she was born I was already completely in love. That bit of scary news didn't change a thing for me.
Megan was born 3 weeks early on June 2nd. Perfect, beautiful and a tiny 6 lbs.
Megan was diagnosed officially with Dysgenesis of the Corpus Callosum at 6 weeks old.
Megan has challenges to overcome anytime she learns something new, but she is persistant... and always joyful! She is a treasure to our family!
My prayer as Megan's mommy is that she will know what it means to be loved. Not just by her daddy and I, but by our loving Heavenly Father who knit her together in my womb, saw her life before we had even thought of it, and says she is fearfully and wonderfully made. She is special!
For five months and eight days my wife and I had waited Gettin' ready for our baby girl But when he called the doctor said I need to see you and could you come in soon then something died inside of me to sit with him and hear the tests that said our baby may not live to be a year then turnin' to my wife and he said "whata you wanna do?" and she said... I wanna give her the world I wanna hold her hand I wanna be her mom for as long as I can and I wanna live every moment until that day comes I wanna show her what it means to be loved so we spent each day, watchin' every minute and prayin' for our baby girl and I will not forget the way I felt that moment when she came into this world but they took her from the room just as soon as she was born and watchin' through a window I could see her holdin' on when a voice inside me said... I wanna give her the world I wanna be her dad I wanna hold her close for as long as I can and I wanna live every moment until that day comes I wanna show her what it means to be loved Well ever since the day we got to bring her home she's been out to prove the doctors wrong oh and you should see her now she's as pretty as her mom and theres a boy at the front door waiting just to take her to her high school prom... and he wants to give her the world wants to hold her hand and someday she may get a wedding band but she's gonna live every moment until that day comes and we're gonna show her what it means to be loved ~Mark Schultz
Is it any wonder that I feel like this is our song?!
I am a mother of three beautiful children, wife of one special man, and a child of God. I spend my days loving my family in very tangible ways. . . Making beds, doing dishes, washing faces, doing laundry, playing games, fixing meals, etc. I am living an abundantly blessed life, but that doesn't mean it is problem-free. I strive for honesty and transparency as I write about the struggles and joys I face as a mother, wife, Christian, and transplant-recipient. I don't want to be another pasted-on smile in the crowd. Life is full of joy, but it is also full of struggles and I think it is ok to be truthful about both. I hope you will join me as I live, love, laugh, cry, and learn through the circumstances that God brings my way. And of course, don't forget to leave a comment and let me know you dropped by for a visit!