Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Joy In The Midst of Tragedy
I have been reading the blog of my pastor's wife on and off over the past couple of months. It has been amazing to watch the power of God in her life. You see, she was pregnant with a child they knew would not survive in our earthly world. The baby was diagnosed with Trisomy 13, which means she has an extra chromosome 13. This diagnosis meant the if she survived birth she would not live past a couple of minutes. News like this would be tragic to anyone and most of us would constantly question God why? Why them? My pastor's wife decided along with her husband that they would completely let God control this situation. He strengthened her relationship with Him in ways you would not think possible. Well Sophie Ann was born yesterday on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. She made it clear that each life is precious. Although she lived only 9 minutes, they are 9 minutes that are so precious to them and cannot be replaced. Aimee and family are rejoicing in the midst of tragedy in the fact that they know Sophie is in Heaven being loved and cared for by our Heavenly Father. As I read Aimee's blog I was brought to tears, some sad, but most of them with joy at the fact that the very things she prayed for were answered in this situation. She wanted Sophie to make it through the birth, she did, she wanted to hold Sophie when she went home to the Lord, she did. The gifts God gives us are amazing even in the midst of tragedy. The link to their blog is in my favs - Weathers Family.