A few months after Caroline was born, we were asked to speak in our church.....to give our testimony in our Spring Musical. I will tell you that was a very difficult time, but we were so thankful for the opportunity to share part of our story about Caroline. My amazing husband wrote these precious words, and stood before a very large crowd and shared our hearts. I stood beside him and sobbed the whole time. Here is what he wrote:
" In July of last year (2009) we found out we were expecting our third child. We already had 2 precious boys, and were really excited about having a girl this time! During a routine ultrasound around 5 months, our lives suddenly changed forever. Our world was turned upside down as we were told that our precious baby girl had a condition "incompatible with life". Doctors couldn't tell us if or how long she might live. They offered termination of pregnancy. We knew that was not an option for us, and we were determined to give her a chance at life, even if it was a short time. It's really hard to go through a pregnancy planing a funeral instead of a nursery. What would we tell people, how would we deal with this? The truth is, only God can get you through tough times like these. Our faith was truly tested during those months. We asked the questions: Why us?, Why now? But we learned not to question God, and to allow His perfect will in our lives. We don't know why this happened, but God has a plan for all things. We are better people and stronger Christians because of it. Caroline lived exactly one hour, and her precious life and story have impacted countless others. This was truly a storm in our lives. Fortunately for us, God provided comfort, peace and hope throughout".
Happy First Birthday Caroline!! We love and miss you so much! We all look forward to seeing your precious face in Heaven one day!!!