This is his story....

This is his story...

On August 6, 2010, at 18 weeks gestation, our baby boy was diagnosed with anencephaly. The doctors told us that our sweet baby did not have much of his brain or skull, and that there was no way he would survive. They say that 95% of pregnancies diagnosed with anencephaly are terminated. We knew that we must give our baby boy life.

After 42 weeks, Baby Timothy Frank was born on January 25, 2011 at 5:40 pm, truly "Tiny Tim" at 4lb 15 oz. He was a fighter - he needed to be born alive to share his liver cells to save other babies, and he did just that. He took one breath and left us only seconds later to be with the Lord. We miss him so much but are so proud of what his little life is accomplishing.

This website is to keep Timothy's memory alive and share bits of our journey with our precious little boy. Every life is precious and has purpose - Timothy was able to accomplish so much in his short little life and we are so honored to have been chosen to be his mommy and daddy. Our hope is that Timothy's story will encourage others to give their children a chance to live, to tell their own story, and fulfill their purpose.

To God be the Glory.

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Short Six Months...A Long Six Months

Happy Six Month Heavenly Birthday to our Tiny Tim.  Today Timothy's Daddy made a big map of the world with his little footprints all over, showing everywhere his precious feet have been.  We will hang it in his big sister's playroom - she will grow up asking and knowing all about her little brother with wings. 

When Evie was six months to the day she sat on her own for the first time - I have a feeling little Timothy would have done so even earlier just to keep up with his big sister! 

It's hard to believe we have been without you for six months already - yet every day not seeing you grow feels like an eternity.  I never thought that I would be on "this side" of this trial, in less than two weeks it will be one year when we were told we wouldn't get to keep you.  When you're first climbing that mountain it seems like you will never reach the top.  But as I have been told before - you see beautiful things on that mountain top.  Thank you God for showing us the view - and for giving us the opportunity to love this little boy of ours.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

You Raise Me Up

There is no life - no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

--Brendan Graham, You Raise Me Up