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A Sweet Baby Girl

Today marked 20 weeks with Baby #4.  We found out that she’s pink, just like her two big sisters before her.  Pink girly bundles are always sweet.

But we are sad to announce, like her oldest sister, she will be flying to Jesus much earlier than we’d ever anticipated.  Her collection of anomalies are similar to Evie’s and yet different, the end result still being the same.

We’ve yet to have our official ultrasound with the high risk doctor, which will be much more definitive and hopefully diagnostic.  Until then we know what we know – this sweet baby girl won’t be with us for long.

Friends we are in need of prayers once again.  The sustaining kind.  The guiding kind.  The strengthening kind.  We’re ok – we know we can survive this.  It just really, really stinks that we have to again.

Please pray for a spot to open at the ever-busy high risk doctor so we can get more info on our sweetie.  Please pray for guidance for our future as this could potentially change the move we had planned.  This pregnancy also might pose some risk to me (placenta previa), so please pray that will stay under control and maybe even resolve itself.  And please pray that we can land on a beautiful, meaningful name for this precious baby girl.

Thank you.  And here we go again …

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  • kathleen bowling - I am so sorry,Iwill pray for you and your little familyReplyCancel

  • TC - Weeping with you. We're so very sad to hear this news. Praying!
    Teresa and John ColonnaReplyCancel

  • pj7 - …tears…prayers <3ReplyCancel

  • Runner61 - Bummer, so sorry you are going to walk this path again. Please know that you all are being prayed for and trusting the Father to give you all the grace you need.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Farren - You are not alone in prayer. We are praying for a good report, for your safety and for the peace that passes our understanding. There aren't sufficient words I can give you, so I will go to God instead.ReplyCancel

  • Caroline - Hugs, big hugs and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie - Oh no! I am so sad and so sorry!! We will pray with you as you walk this path of bittersweet joy and suffering. Longing for heaven, when there are no more tearsReplyCancel

  • Cathy T - I know I am not alone when I tell you I will be praying for you and your sweet family. Having followed your blog for a long time, I never dreamed I would read another post like this here. As you walk down this road again, I have no doubt you will see God's footprints right beside the set you left while you were carrying Evie. Tears…and prayers. <3ReplyCancel

  • Darla - Words have not been invented to convey the depths of my sadness for you. Nothing sounds right – Sweet Sarah, Jesus is near. <3 we love youReplyCancel

  • Rod and Chris - As I was praying for your family in the middle of the night last night, the words of Romans 8 kept coming to my heart. NOTHING can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Prayers around the clock. I love you, SarahReplyCancel

  • Jae Lynn - My prayers heart and love to you and your familyReplyCancel

  • Sarah Dykema - Sarah, we don't know each other but we are sisters in Christ. I am praying through Isaiah 41:18 for you this morning. "I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water." Knowing we serve a God that will pour his blessings down on you in what must feel like an impossible situation. That this fight for joy, be one that does nothing more than draws you into the arms of Christ. Blessings.
    Sarah DykemaReplyCancel

  • Courtney Price - My heart breaks for your family. You are in my continued thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Rae Horton - "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." Rev. 21:4 (NIV)
    I am so sorry for the pain and sorrow your family is going through…again, Please know that I am holding you close in prayer each day. Hugs, RaeReplyCancel

  • JoAnn D - I am praying for you and for Josh. We love you and hurt for you. Mark & JoAnnReplyCancel

  • Meryl Davidson - So sorry to hear this. Praying for you all!ReplyCancel

  • Estella Kellogg - I will pray for you and your family. My heart aches for you and what you must be feeling . The pain, heartache and "why" questions. Experienced something similar and the pain is so deep and the many questions unanswered. Our Father only knows…during this time lean on him. You are loved. Big hugs.ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne Brooks - I'm so sorry! Praying for your family!ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne Brooks - I'm so sorry! Praying for your family!ReplyCancel

  • Catherine GM - My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your little one, and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Sara - Oh Sarah, I am so, so, so sorry. I can't even wrap my mind around it. I'll be praying. I so wish I lived close so I could give you a giant hug and cry with you and pray over you and sweet girl. I'm just so sorry, my friend.ReplyCancel

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