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Monday, January 3, 2011

Prayer Request for Kat

It is with an extremely heavy heart that I write this post this evening.  This afternoon I was thinking of the sweet momma Kat whose daughter Luisa was diagnosed with acrania.  With the busy-ness of the holidays, I hadn't taken the time to check up on them over the Christmas break.  When I visited their blog today - I read the devastating news that on December 29th - precious Luisa no longer had a heartbeat.  She was born still at 23 weeks on 1/1/11 . 

I write this post to ask you to lift up a prayer for sweet Kat, her husband and their two sons as they begin this "afterwards" part of this difficult journey.  Oh, SO much SOONER than they expected.   And if you could take the time, I'm certain Kat would appreciate your words of support and encouragement through loving posts on her blog:  Our Sweet Baby Luisa.  

In thinking about the earliness of baby Luisa's birth - I was struck with an overwhelming THANKFULNESS that God blessed our family with 35 1/2 weeks with Karinne in the womb and 10 minutes in our arms.  I wept for Kat and her tiny baby girl taken all-too-soon.  And I wept for Karinne.  I'm so thankful for every moment - for every kick, dance, and wiggle - for each special memory we made during the pregnancy - for every precious sonogram photo and video - for each beautiful photo from the day of her birth - and for every amazing memento we were able to gather that day.


  1. Here's a great big hug...and prayers to you, Kat and her family!!! Hugs!

  2. Sending many prayers to Kat and her family.

  3. I am praying for them so much. I know from what I went through that God can and will get them through this. I too know what you mean. I thank God every day for letting me keep my little girl inside me for 37 weeks, I treasure those moments I had with her....