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Thursday, June 9, 2011

This Love That Surpasses Knowledge


A friend of mine posted this link on Facebook today, asking prayers for this family. They lost their triplets at 22 weeks.

22 weeks.

I was put into the hospital at 22 weeks. I was in labor at 22 weeks. Their story could so easily have been my story.

Reading this has brought up so many, many emotions, some I've worked through once already and some I've been ignoring and some I didn't even know I had. That story - it mirrors mine in so many ways. Praying for extra days, just one more day, just get us to that point. Scary statistics and questions that no parents-to-be should never be asked to answer. Begging the doctors for shots and pills and the magic silver bullet that would just fix it and save my babies. Those were some of the darkest, scariest days of my life and I can recall those emotions so vividly and reading those words - my words, but on someone else's story - has brought those emotions raging back.

And it has shown me, again, how profoundly blessed I am.

I beat those odds. I was able to make those few more days and now I have my babies. We have had a long and hard NICU stay but I have my babies. Babies that are not only alive but that are healthy and growing and thriving and are, eventually, coming home with me.

My journey has been hard but it could have been so much harder. My story could have had their ending. I skirted the edge of that pain, I felt the suggestion of what it could have been, and to have to feel the full brunt of that is something that I cannot even comprehend. My heart aches for that family. If you can spare a prayer tonight, send one up for them and their sweet angel babies.

I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. -Ephesians 3:16-19


  1. I'll be thinking about them, but your post made me think a lot about you. Remember that God has a plan for all, and don't think what could, should, or would have been but think about the present. -=) Thinking and praying for you, you've been through a lot but you're keeping your head up and that's all that matters!

  2. I can't even begin to imagine how terrible it must be for them to have lost triplets :( I have a friend whose daughter was born with her intestines outside of her body (for the life of me, I cannot remember what it's called) and since I found out, I always said that coming home from the hospital without your child(ren) had to be the hardest thing in the world! I have just found your blog and have added reading it to the top of my "Things Not to Do While Pregnant" list (well, at least while I'm at work and trying to act normally. I can't imagine having twins 3 1/2 months early! I can't imagine having to leave them in the NICU for 109 days! I can't imagine how scary (and joyous/exhilerating/overwhelming/amazing, etc) it must be to bring them home! I lost my daughter (my first child) at 27 weeks in January because of a mistake that the nurse made when I went in for monitoring... and it hurts every day to have specialists/doctors/nurses tell me that if she'd been paying closer attention, they likely could have saved her, that I wouldn't have had to plan a funeral instead of a nursery. Your story is another example of the miraculous advancements that medicine has made for the mothers that encounter problems, and I'm so happy that your story has a happy ending! I'm currently 30 weeks pregnant with a little boy and thank God for every day that I remain pregnant. And every day I thank God for the medical advancements that help women NOT lose their babies, and the technological advancements taht allow me to read blogs of people who've been through the tough times and made it out the other side!


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