Sunday, July 22, 2012
Vitoria de Christo
Vitoria de Christo was born in Brazil in January of 2010 with the diagnosis of acrania. The same diagnosis Karinne was given. And - she survived! Doctors were able to close the opening on her scalp and she has grown and thrived for the past 2 1/2 years!! I have followed her journey since I was about 7 months pregnant with Karinne and Vitoria was about 2 months old. Her amazing "victories" and her faithful mom and dad gave me such hope and such encouragement to face the unknowns in our journey with Karinne. It has been such a joy to watch her grow, change, and progress these past 2 1/2 years and her photos and videos have always brought a smile to my face. Some of you may have followed her story as well and I have posted about her once or twice here.
It was with such a heavy heart and with many, many tears that I read the news this week that Vitoria went home to Christ. My heart aches for her beautiful mama - Joanna - who I have emailed back and forth with over these many months. And for her sweet and affectionate daddy - Marcelo. They have fought along side Vitoria and have cherished every sweet moment they were blessed to have her here on earth. Please join me in praying for their hearts to be filled with joyful memories and for God's peace to surround them in the coming days, weeks and months as they begin what I call the "afterwards part of the journey." Til they are joined again in heaven with their beautiful Vitoria - One Sweet Day............
I'm so glad to have been able to witness this amazing and precious girl's beautiful impact on this world. I will miss so dearly seeing new photos of those precious eyes, long lashes, sweet smiles, and chubby little hands. Bless you sweet Vitoria de Christo - you have the "Victory in Christ!"
Here is a link to Joana's blog where she shared Vitoria's life with the world and a touching video with some of the sweet photos and videos they captured while she was here with them.
Posted by Kara at 9:24 PM