"A man's heart plans his way but the Lord directs his steps." Proverbs 16:9


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Introducing...Joelle-Marie Ansolabehere

Little Miss Joelle-Marie Ansolabehere!!
Photo at 18 weeks gestation!!

So thankful for unborn children...especially the little one so ALIVE moving around in this body!

Seeing her precious face...only halfway into my pregnancy was both wonderful and grievous at the same time.  To think that some would say she is not life, and would snuff her out should I be willing makes me sick with grief.

We have a story of abortion in our family...and I am hoping that that precious woman "whom believed a lie" will soon share her story with all of you on my blog.  I almost wish I could share just a piece of her amazing story, but I will leave that for her...God is so good!!

AND...this is Ezra's first miracle story.  They told us Christmas Eve 2002 that after an amnio, Ezra would be born with Downs Syndrome and we would have to move quickly should I want to terminate this pregnancy.


Absolutely NOT, I replied....but then, with a more humble answer, we explained to the Dr. that this baby was a gift sent straight to us from God, and we would love and cherish him in whatever state and package we received him in!!  God was entrusting us with another piece of heaven and we would never turn away that gift...let alone terminate it.  Thankfully, because of my faith in God I knew what a gift he was....but also, because of the journey this special woman will share with you, I knew that ONLY God is the Author of Life!!  Not me, nor the Dr. nor the government for that matter.

Ezra means "help"
was born May, 15 2003

He was supposed to have Down syndrome

He did not.


Heidi said...

I love this post. Beautiful. Congratulations! She is precious all snuggled up in your very safe womb. Praise the Lord!

Kate @ Bliss and That said...

A GIRL!!! Congratulations to you all!!! I've been waiting to hear... :) What a precious miracle she and every baby is!