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Jeanne Deibert knew as soon as she saw the ultrasound.

It didn’t matter that the doctor told her that what looked on the screen like pockets in her son’s brain would likely disappear as he got closer to birth. That things were probably fine. That she shouldn’t worry too much about her baby.

She was his mother. And she felt certain that something was wrong.

As her pregnancy progressed throughout the winter of 2005, other tests raised more red flags until finally the phone rang one afternoon as she stood in the yard of her Seattle home. On the other end was a geneticist, confirming the results of her amniocentesis: the baby had Trisomy 18.

So many women face such a visit. What usually begins as a routine ultrasound full of innocence and anticipation quickly turns into a meeting with a stranger doctor where only one word of many is clearly understood: fatal. (You can read the rest of Jeanne’s story here.)

I know this is. So. Hard. No matter what you’ve lost or gained before. No matter what your story; where you’ve come from. This is difficult to the extreme.

And I’m oh so thankful for what I had in Tammy, and her non profit, Perinatal Comfort Care. Because of her, other groups like hers are beginning to spring up around the country, and hospitals and psychologists and OB’s are beginning to take notice. The emotional stability of women who choose to carry their babies to term after a fatal proven diagnosis are generally much better than those who don’t. Tammy made this an easier choice for us.

Kyle’s birth was beautiful. In so many ways. And Tammy took care of so many of those details so that it could be.

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Now, after, we are working together to share Kyle’s story to so many others who have direct access to these hurting families. The doctors, nurses, ultrasound techs that meet them are slowly becoming aware of what a unique gift it is to carry a life. No matter what the prognosis. And they can now have access to tools they can share with these families who choose to continue that life.

Should you feel so led to help us out on our mission, consider donating to our cause. This week is their week. Our big annual golf tournament in Thursday. There’s still time to join in. There’s still time for you non golfers to donate $1, $5, $25 to our cause.

But more than that, pass this along. So mothers everywhere can know that such an option exists to help them through a seriously heart wrenching trial.

Thank you for loving me, my son, my family, and these other mothers who desperately need it.

XoXo,

Kim

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About Kim

I am a sinner, miraculously saved by grace, living by faith, and pressing toward the mark of being more like Christ. I absolutely love being a stay-at-home mom! I'm also a caterer for a few weddings throughout the year, a baker, and a party planner. And I love to play in other people's kitchens as well as my own! My husband, Chris, just finished his studies for his MA degree in Pastoral Studies. He's a wonderful (and super smart!) daddy - and the most loving and supportive husband. My two beautiful daughters, Chloe and Kami, are the joys of our lives! We pray that they both would be greatly used of the Lord. Throughout their short time here on earth, we have learned so much about ourselves, our God, and the gratefulness we have towards our own parents, who raised us in the ways of God's Word. Our third unborn child is a blessing as well - even after its recent pre-diagnosis of Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome. This blog has kinda turned into a little journal of sorts of our dark journey down this rather uncommon road. I stay busy cooking, cleaning, gardening, and raising the plants I killed back to life, and homeschooling. I blog when get the chance. :) We are always happy to have visitors, so please stop by anytime! Although, if you do give us a call first, we'll make sure to have some fresh cookies and sweet tea available when you arrive!

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