One year ago today we looked down at a positive pregnancy test that would forever change our lives. Our hearts were overjoyed with the news of a beautiful baby that would be joining our little family. Exactly one year later our hearts are shattered. God has answered all of our prayers by showing us what path he will be taking us on with Owen and he will be sending us all home. The echo revealed that the gradient has nearly doubled in one weeks time. Our lives have been decided by one number. We are shocked and doing our best to process the information. We are grateful that God has answered us so clearly and we have faith that he will be holding our hands through this. We prepared ourselves for this should it happen and preparations are being made by the team so we can take our Lil’ Lion home. We would like our family of four to enjoy every minute of every day together free from machines and nursing assessments. We are learning what that means and what it will look like for our family. There are so many questions and I’m sure even more that will come up.
We wanted to express our gratitude for all of you. Your love, support, tears, encouragement, and daily comments have lifted us up so many times. We are overwhelmed by the number of lives our son has touched around the world from his tiny hospital room and we know that his story is not over. We are unsure how long we have with him but we vow to spend every second enjoying every breath, every smile, and every first. We will do our best to update you as the days go by but we’d appreciate your understanding should we go quiet for some time. Think of us anytime you see a heart or hear a lion roar!