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.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

As our family grows

Its been some time since I've posted - in that time God has blessed us with a beautiful little boy who each day I fall more in love with.  I can't help but look at him and think that Timothy in a way, gave his life so little Frankie could be here with us now.  In my time with him I wonder if this is how Timothy would have looked like, is this how he would have been?  I'm sure there will many more years of these thoughts to come.

This week a little baby boy named Hayden returned home to Jesus - as I shed tears for him and ask why this had to be I have to hold on to my faith that these special babies are handpicked to do a special job - I won't fully understand what that job is until I am home I'm sure.  I suppose we must remember to be joyful for them that they will not endure the hardships of this world - but it is so hard for us mommies to accept this.  Please pray for Hayden's family - it is a road you wish no family has to walk - I know they will come out on the other side - He is refining us like silver.

Little Timothy - thank you for giving so much so that we may be blessed so greatly.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Happy Heavenly First Birthday Timothy!

It's hard to imagine that a year has gone by since we said goodbye to you little one.  The world called you imperfect - but not only did beauty radiate from your sweet little face - you brought out so much beauty in others.  Your little life showed us a side of many people that we may have never seen - the piece of their hearts that perfectly reflected Jesus's love - because of you, we were able to see just how beautiful our family, friends, and even strangers are.    For that moment in time, we were able to see just what God sees when He looks at all of us - his beautiful little angels that He loves and cares for.   Because of you, we have friends that will hold us a lifetime - bonds that will never be broken - love that will never grow cold. 

Today all day long I began feeling your little brother or sister kicks for the first time, a gentle reminder that there are even more blessings in store for us. Although I cannot hold you, although you will never blow our your first candles here on earth, although I never will see you take your first little steps - I have perfect peace in my heart that you are exactly where you should be.  Someday we will all meet you and Pop Pop by the River...We love you and are so proud of you!
Thank you to all who have kept us falling this past year - we love you all dearly.  Timothy's story continues to be an inspiration and has spread to over 58 countries...God is busy at work!