Friday, May 31, 2013

Jobe's Story, by his mama

Post by Sacha

The 10th of November 2012 was the day that changed my husband and my life forever. What had started out as a normal and uncomplicated pregnancy all crumbled into pieces, when, during our 20 week scan the doctor told us our baby would have no chance of survival.

Our little baby had bilateral renal agenesis (potters syndrome) - meaning no kidneys and bladder. And there was no measurable amniotic fluid because of his condition, which meant that our baby's lungs would not be able to develop enough for him to survive. We were told he would most probably die in utero before 26 weeks and that the best option would be to terminate.

My husband and I were devastated, but decided to continue with the pregnancy and place our baby's future in God's hands. It was for Him to decide what would happen, not us.

Time went on and our baby continued to grow and remain active in the womb. We relied on God for His strength to get us through each day which was one day closer to saying goodbye. We prayed and prayed that He would heal our baby.

At 37 weeks and 4 days, on the 9th of March, 2013 at 6.47am, right when the sun was coming up, our little ray of sunshine entered our world. Our son, Jobe Samuel.

Precious baby Jobe <3

He was beautiful and perfect and born alive! His heart beat for 2 minutes before our God healed him and brought him home to heaven so peacefully. We spent the day surrounded by our family, whilst we held, bathed and dressed and loved our little man. Leaving him was the hardest thing to do.

Six days later on a beautiful sunny autumn day we said our farewells at a small graveside funeral with our family and close friends. He was our first child and will forever be in our hearts.

We look forward to seeing him again in heaven and know that he is there right now, perfect and complete.

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