...bailey's story...

Our story is a story about a MIRACLE. It is not the kind of miracle that is so often shared in Christian circles. We have heard stories about untreatable cancer that disappeared and of a child that was never supposed to walk or talk and is now a healthy adult. These are often the kinds of stories people share with you when you are experiencing difficult circumstances. Stories about the TRAGEDY that was avoided or the near miss that is now in the rear view mirror of life. We value these types of stories and we CELEBRATE them!

Ours was not that kind of story. Our daughter Bailey Hope was born on February 20, 2009. She died on August 13, 2010. The eighteen months in between were horrible and heart wrenching as we experienced our worst fears coming true. We were not rescued FROM heartache and tragedy.

Our miracle was that we were joined IN this journey by friends and family that gave of themselves and by our GOD who held us in unexplainable ways. This is our story. We do not share it to garner pity. There are others who have similar stories. There are so many others who have more tragic stories.

We share our story because it is impossible to talk about our beautiful daughter, without talking about our beautiful God. We must talk about our daughter. We must talk about our God. It is the MIRACLE behind the MIRACLE.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Giving Thanks

It's been much to long since our last post. The last month and a half has definately had it's challenges. Bailey continues to have seizures, and still show many signs of discomfort and pain, she is also still struggling with sleep which means Matt and I are as well. Life has seemed incredibly difficult and dark for me personally, but I was reminded today just how blessed Matt and I are to have such amazing family and friends who continue to support us in this difficult journey. I am giving thanks for all of you, thank you for caring and loving us through this.

I pray that you will have a meaningful time of giving thanks for the many blessings in your life over Thanksgiving. We will try to post some more specific updates on how we are after Thanksgiving.