Tuesday, October 20, 2009

20 week OB visit

Dear friends and family,
Today Sarah and I found out that we are going to have a baby girl, and couldn’t be more excited!! But with all of this enjoyment, we have found out some unfortunate news about our daughter. During our routine 20-week ultrasound with the doctor, we were told that our baby has an extremely rare developmental disorder where the skull doesn’t form around the brain. Therefore, she will not be able to survive past birth if she for some reason makes it that far. We are going to see a high-risk OB specialist tomorrow to learn a little more about this condition and discuss our current options. It is very hard for us to hear the news, especially after seeing her heartbeat and kicking her legs around like crazy!! We are coming to grips slowly, but surely, with the reality that we are now faced with and ask that everyone keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. It is going to be a rough and bumpy road ahead of us, but whenever the time comes for us to meet our baby girl we’ll be eagerly waiting... We decided along time ago to let go and let God; now more than ever!!
with love, Ben and Sarah

**please feel free to ask us any specific questions


Amanda and Aaron said...

Ben and Sarah,
I just want you guys to know that Aaron and I will be keeping you and your baby girl in our prayers. Stay close to God because only He can give you the peace, comfort, and understanding that you will need during this difficult time. We love you guys and pray God' blessings on your family.

Aaron and Amanda

Shelli Robertson said...

I just wanted to let you guys know that your family and prescious daughter will be in our prayers. God has the perfect plan for your family and He is the only one that gives you true joy and happiness.

Leah said...

Ben and Sarah,

I want you to both know that Craig and I are praying for you and will have our friends here praying for you guys as well. I saw your post on facebook while I was feeding Perri and just burst into tears for you. I cannot imagine what you are going through but I know that God has a plan for you guys and this baby girl and this is all to bring glory to him. Just hold tight to him and he will keep you strong.

Love you, Leah and Craig

Mary Lynn said...

God is our refuge when we feel overwhelmed.

He will send down help from heaven...because of His love and His faithfulness. Psalm 57:3 TLB

Mary Lynn

Shelli Robertson said...

Sarah, sorry.. I know this is my second comment, but after I read your blog Josh and I sat down to to our Bible study and it was on the fear of God and actually talked about parents losing their children and how to overcome those devastions and draw closer to Him.. with said, I wanted to leave you with this verse to hold on to:
"Certainly you made my mind and my heart: you wove me together in my mother's womb. I will give you thanks because your deeds are awesome and amazing. You knew me thoroughly; my bones were not hidden from you, when I was made in the secret and sewed together in the depths of the earth. YOur eyes saw me when I was inside the womb. All the days ordained for me were recorded on your scroll before one of them came into existence. How difficult it is for me to fathom your thoughts about me, O God! How vast is their sum total!" Psalm 139:13-17 -- I'm praying for you guys.

The Wilson's said...


I commented on your facebook also, but I just want you to know how sorry I am for the news that you and Ben received today. I can't imagine hearing the great news that you are having a baby girl and then hearing something so devastating as well. I had somewhat scary news when having my 20 week ultrasound, and ended up getting good news with the specialist. I am praying so hard that you have some good news tomorrow. I will be thinking about you ALL DAY! Stay strong and keep praying! We are all hoping for a miracle for you and your family!!

Love Always,


The Lane Family said...

Needless to say, you guys are on our heart and in our prayers. I can't imagine your heartache tonight.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Love in Him,
Josh, Mandy Brooks and Pax

Julee Turner said...

Jennifer Francis is a great friend of mine and she asked me to pray for your family! I can't imagine what you are going through right now. I just wanted to let you know that people that you don't even know are thinking and praying for you!

The Huffman's said...

Chris and I are praying for you guys.
Here is a wonderful blog I wanted to share with you when you have the time. http://audreycaroline.blogspot.com/

Eric and Leslie Warford said...

Our hearts are broken for you. Please know that we are praying for you and thinking of you now constantly.

Eric and Leslie

Candy Johnson said...

Ben and Sarah,
Kyle and I have you in our prayers. Our hearts are aching for you both. Please let us know if we can do anything to help!

carozza said...

Ben and sarah,
We are so sorry to hear this news!! Please know we are praying for you guys!