Today we celebrate World Prematurity Day! On December 10, 2009, our youngest, Josie Brooklyn, was born at 25 1/2 weeks gestation and weighed just 1 lb. 6 oz. In the first photo below you can see a penny by her left foot to give some perspective on just how tiny she was! After battling in the NICU for 6 months, we finally brought her home. Thanks to everyone who prayed for us day after day. I know some of you still do. Thank you! Josie is a precious gift!
Thinking back on those months when Josie was at Arkansas Children’s Hospital brings back so many feelings. We’re grateful for life, for great medical care, for the prayers of thousands of friends and strangers, and for a merciful God. I have a heart for micropreemie moms—the one who has to leave her baby in the NICU every night, for months. I pray for your heart to be filled to the brim with the peace of Christ that passes all understanding! You are not alone.
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