We learned at Ellie’s 18 week anatomy ultrasound that my pregnancy was considered high risk due to a condition called vasa previa. Basically, the blood vessels that are usually protected within the umbilical cord weren’t, and they were weaved into the membrane in the bottom of my uterus. These vessels are the baby’s lifeline. If … Continue reading A miracle birth
Dear loss dad, I see you silently standing beside your wife, a sense of calm in the midst of chaos. You wear a smile on your face, but your furrowed brow paints a different picture of the truth that lies within. You stood side by side with your wife as you watched your future unravel. … Continue reading A Letter to Bereaved Dads
On January 3, 2019, I sat in the ER with my husband as the medical team ran tests to figure out why I was having chest pain and difficulty breathing. I was terrified and began to record a goodbye video for my daughter “just in case.” In a period of 11 months my life had … Continue reading Hitting rock bottom: when life gives you more than you can handle
I recently saw a social media post from an acquaintance praising God from the mountaintops about a miracle his family received. Through a tragic event, his wife and unborn child narrowly escaped death and they are both alive and recovering from this experience. Their posts boast about the goodness of God and His grace and … Continue reading Miracles can happen, but what if they don’t?