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.

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!


  1. Holly, this is so beautiful!..Your heart is as beautiful as you are. We are all so Blessed to have you, Mike & Evie in our lives. And soon another baby Roller to Bless us all!...Thank you for making our world a better place to live in!...

    Love Marianne

  2. Holly I continue to marvel at you. Not only has Timothy been a testimony and witness for the Lord but so have you. You have so graciously accepted the plan God has for your life and that of Timothys. You have shown the love of God and you have exemplified the peace and contentment that can be found only in our Father. You are a blessing and so is Timothy.
    Much love,

  3. Happy Heavenly 1st Birthday Little Timothy you changed many lives and many lives will never forget you! Can't wait to one day meet you in Heaven. Your one special little boy!
    <3 Angela

  4. I was thinking of you and Timothy. <3

  5. Happy Birthday baby Timothy. I wish we could celebrate together with all your cousins but I know your party with Jesus is far better than we could ever have here! I love you baby nephew. Love Aunt Lee Lee

  6. Happy 1st birthday baby Timothy!!!
    I enjoy thinking of what your celebration must be like in heaven. One ounce of your pure love from Jesus has given me enough for a lifetime.
    I cant wait till we all meet again
    I love you!!!
    Love Aunt Nattie

  7. Dear Mike and Holly. I cannot believe a year has passed already! I thank God for all his blessings to you and to us! For Tiny Tim, for your obedience to Him, for the little one growing in the womb....
    My heart overflows! Love, An.

  8. Holly, Mike & Evie,
    God has truly been glorified this year by your faith and testimony for Timothy. We look forward to the day when we see him again and are thankful for his brother or sister who is already making their presence known to you. We love you,
    Jackie & Mr. Russ

  9. Timothy! I know you already know if you have a brother or sister coming to earth but we are counting down the days until we get to know! We will all be so proud to tell your little brother or sister all about you and what you have accomplished :) What a hero to your siblings you are and so much to look up to! I love you and am thinking about you tonight. Love, Aunt Toey

    1. :) I thought about you today, baby Timothy. I wonder how it was to celebrate Easter up in heaven. We miss you. Love, Miss Jen

  10. I know God knows best and plans everything to perfection, but on dark nights like this when the tears just don't stop and I miss you so much, it just hurts. :( Love you Timothy Frank. I can't wait to see you when I go home. I hope you and Pop Pop are the first I see after our Father. Aunt Toey

  11. I miss you baby Timothy! Thinking about you a lot these days and wishing you were here. You will never stop touching my heart...ever
    I love you
    x0x0 Aunt Nattie

  12. I felt your little baby sister or brother this past weekend in your Mommy's tummy. I just couldn't wait to tell you about it. I wonder if he/she will look like you and Evie? Your Mommy definately thinks so. I imagine you are sitting on Jesus's lap, which is the perfect place to be, but we miss you here on earth.

  13. Today the church bells started ringing outside and Noelle ran to me shouting, "Mommy, it's Timothy's song!" We talked about how excited Timothy and the angels must be getting ready to send Timothy's little brother or sister down to us on this earth :) Noelle found me in the kitchen and said, "Mommy, what are you cutting? Onions? Why are your eyes wet?" I told her sometimes I miss Timothy even though I know he is with Jesus and we will see him again one day. She replied with a smile as if I was being so silly, "Mommy, he's in heaven!" Love you Timothy! Love, Aunt Toey

  14. Congratulations Timothy!!!! Today you and your sister, Evie became a big sister/big brother! However, I wonder if you have already met your little brother. You are definately on my mind today.

  15. We are rejoicing in the birth of your brother Timothy here on earth! My first thoughts when I saw him were of you and how you know Frankie is here with us and you paved the way for him to be born. We will always tell him of his brave, beautiful brother that he will reunite with again one day in paradise. We love you Timothy Frank forever. Love, Aunt Toey

  16. Timothy Frank is a big brother! But you already know that. I wonder what it was like in heaven to meet before we even got to know Franklin James. I have thought of you tiny Tim day & night since meeting your brother. How I wish I could hold you, play with you, dress, you, and yes...even change your diapers. I thank you for your life. Without you, Franlkin may have never been. You are irreplaceable and unforgettable. I love you forever and can't wait to share everything together one day.
    Each time I feel God's love and a glimpse of heaven, I know that too is you.
    All my heart and love,
    Aunt Natty

  17. Missing you a lot today Timothy. We are getting ready to celebrate your sister's 3rd birthday and I see little Frankie looking around and taking everything in. I can't help but miss you. I wondered what it would've been like if you were here with all your cousins running around the beach. I can't help but wonder about it all. Missing you........
    So glad you are without sorrow or tears
    I am so happy for your mommy and daddy that God gave them a little boy here on earth to love too.
    I love you TinyTim
    Love, Aunt Natty