Thursday, July 5, 2007

Evan John

Evan John 20" and 8lbs 12oz. Softest skin and most beautiful lips I've ever touched to my own. I missed the birth. Jenny's water broke during the night and the baby was born around the scheduled c-section was re-scheduled to the liking of Baby Evan.


Melissa H said...

Oh Juls. Your post just made me weep because I know how helpless you must be feeling right now.

Speaking as a mother of a special needs child, the *best* thing that you can do for them is to be there to listen and to pray. Always. I know that you already know that, but lots of times people think they need to come up with something wise or uplifting to say. Just continue to pray and tell them that you love all of them lots and lots (and I know that you will do this) and just accept all of them unconditionally.

Yes, it will be a challenging road for them, but what an amazing testimony they will ALL have because of Evan. Believe me, God will use him mightily.

I'm here if you want to talk. Email me if you lost my #.

Lots of love,

KTScroggin said...

This is hard! I thought I could never do it until I had a professor who had a little girl with Downs. She said that the girl is the delight of her life and that every days she shows her unabandoned joy, love & shows her what patience looks like. Now if this woman, who is SO NOT a Christian can find joy in the face of adversity how much more will God bring joy and learning to those who love Him? Nonetheless I'm sure the shock is hard to bear at this point. I will be praying for sure.