Monday, April 11, 2011

24 Weeks

"Faith is to believe what we do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what we believe."
-St. Augustine

Our journey with Brayden has brought us through many highs and lows. I am thankful that today's appointment brought us to another high point. I am still having contractions, but they are not as regular or intense as they were last week. God is definatly at work. During our ultrasound today Brayden played with his toes. He also put his hands on his knees. I told Marcus it looked like he was already a ball player.
I don't want anyone out there to believe that Brayden has been given a death sentence. Obviously, God has the final say and He hasn't made it yet. Throughout this journey, I have had moments of doubt. I think it is human nature to have doubts in things that are unseen. But, I also know that there is always the chance for a miracle. It may not be in the way that I want it to be, but there will be a miracle for my Brayden. Many people may not realize, but it is a miracle that he is still with us now. My doctor has never had a trisomy 13 patient past 24 weeks. Today, I am thankful for the realization that one way or another Brayden will be healed. If it is God's will, Brayden will be healed here on earth. If not, although tough to accept, he will be healed when he enters heaven. Either way, I praise God for Brayden's healing.


  1. Deana - I love your strength and faith! It gives me chills to read your blog posts because it is so evident that you have given this pregnancy and Brayden to God! Amazing!

  2. I love that your son is showing you his little personality. We serve a God of miracles. And we have been promised that all our fears and ills will be healed one day. I am honored to know you as a mother in Faith. You are a beautiful example of love and faith. I am praying God heals Brayden in this side of heaven and that he will continue to strenghten your heart and family

  3. I'm glad you had a high! :) You are right that in some way he will be healed. ((hug))