Monday, September 10, 2007

PRO LIFE all the way

15 years ago now, we were touched with a life before some say life began.
our second child was due to come to us in June 1991. We faithfully went to checkup and took care of things the way we should have, but something went wrong. During a regular ultra sound to get an accurate due date and measurement of the baby, The Dr. found something.

An appointment for us was schedualed in Iowa City the following morning. There, they did an Amniocentesis http://www.marchofdimes.com/pnhec/159_520.asp only to find that our baby would not survive. The doctors in Iowa City told us to schedual for an abortion the next morning. We told him no immediatly!

We strongly believe that God gives life and GOD takes it. It was totally in his hands as to what would become of our beloved little girl. Days turned into weeks. Nothing was changing. I was going in everyweek to still hear her little heart beating. Our family doctor was so supportive and wonderful to us. We had hope that our baby would be made whole. That was not to be either.

At the end of March, I stopped feeling her move. We went to the ER to check for a heart beat.... nothing. It just happen to be on a Friday night, so nothing could be started until the following monday. It was devestating news, but we knew that God was in control. God has decided that our little Katie needed to be with him.

I will never regret carrying on with the pregnancy! Only God knew what her future was to be. We did not make that deccision for him. :)

6 comments:

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I am so sorry about your daughter. But I am so glad you are the kind of people who lets God deside about who is to live and who is to die.That is God's decision and not our to make. God bless you and your husband. connie from Texas

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Hi - here via Pen of Jen - love your comments for the captions content :)

It's so hard when we experience loss. I've often wanted to try to understand God's ways. I've learned (and am still learning) that even when we don't understand, we can trust God because He is good.

You have shown that trust through a very difficult time with your dear daughter. Praise God we will see those who have gone on before us...

Blessings today my friend,
In Christ,
Susan

jennifer said...

Oh I am so sorry for your loss. I am with you and stand beside you in your strength. The choice you made was to allow God's will to be done.

Thank you for sharing your grief with us.
I am so glad to have found you and your blog.
Jennifer
penofjen

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Thanks for stopping by one of my sites today. Your comment was very encouraging and uplifting. God bless my dear sister in Christ. May his grace continue to lead you and guide you in the days ahead.

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Beverly said...

What a lovely blog you have. Thank you for visiting me. I am so sorry for your loss, and so glad that you put all the decision making for the process in His loving Hands.