I was preparing for my baby to be born with a birth defect. I was praying and trying to not be afraid. One year ago today, I was given an induction date which would be the day Finley Anabelle would be born.
One year ago, I predicted that “she would astound me.” Oh, how she continues to astound and amaze everyone.
One year ago, I learned the importance of praying BOLDLY.
One year ago, I made a list of prayer requests and I am overwhelmed by God’s grace and glory that he answered them all.
I am in a very reflective place with Finley being 2 days away from her 1st birthday. I am so thankful, so humbled that God has blessed us so much. It also has been a rough few days in the CDH Family as 6 CDH children have passed. Since we have begun our journey so many children have not made it and it is devastating each time. I don’t begin to be able to understand why some make it and some do not. My heart aches for these families and I remember each one. If you are an expecting mama reading this – do not lose hope. There is so much reason to hope. While 50% of these babies do not make it – 50% DO. I have heard it a million times since beginning our journey and it is the absolute truth. Each CDH baby is soo different. You cannot compare them to each other.
In 2 days Finley will turn one. Last year on her birth day she entered the world fighting to breathe. She was placed on a ventilator which provided her life support. Today if you look at her, she looks like any other normal, healthy baby……………………until you xray her. 🙂
God is good.