Please see Melissa or Terri's blog for updates from today. I spoke with both of them several times today and am SO relieved to hear peace in both of their voices after the doctors visit. If God wills it, baby Janey will stay strong till her origonal due date which is in September, but I will let Melissa say more about that when she feels ready to get on her blog again. As I've said before, I am in awe of John and Melissa (as well as their awesome support system!). I guess I shouldn't be though because of how many people are praying that God will provide them with strength and peace. Obviousely they will have difficult days ahead, but to hear Melissa's voice sound strong and sure and to know that she is truly seeking God's will in every decision she and John makes - wow! - I am very proud to say she's my friend. Well, that's all I will say for now but I do want to add a link to a site that I think will be helpful. Terri discovered this a few days ago and I think it would be good for all to read if you have the time!
What parents and friends can do for parents of a baby who has Anencephalie.
First I want to say a big Happy 27th B-day to my wonderful hubby!! To celebrate, we had a picnic lunch at the pier after church - we were both pretty tired from the past few days but were able to enjoy being with our kiddo's and wow - it was a beautiful day!!
We got back from from Valdosta last night after spending a few days with John and Melissa and their friends and family. We both hated to leave but felt confident that they would be fine without us. I am really amazed at how strong they have been - yes, there have been many tears, and yes there have been gut-wrenching emotions and questions that need to be answered,...but they have handled what life has thrown there way with the utmost strength and peace. I am just so proud of them! Chad and I just ate up Kayden - that girl is the sweetest thing and is blissfully ignorant to the grief that her parents are experiencing. I know she has been a much needed distraction during a very difficult time....there were moments when we would be on the verge of weeping and Kayden would walk in, scrunch her nose, smile a huge smile and say "beep-beep" and we would all just start laughing out loud as we quietly wiped our tears away. John and Melissa's appointment with the high risk pregnancy specialist is tomorrow afternoon in Macon, GA and I know they are hoping to have all their questions answered before they head home to Valdosta. Please continue to pray for them!!!