Thank You

We just wanted to say a quick thank you for all of your love and support.  We truly could not ask for better families and friends and appreciate all your kind words and prayers more than you know.  This is certainly a challenging time for us, but it is so comforting to know that we are not alone …

Although we had planned on keeping the sex of Minimarr a surprise until delivery, when we found out he/she had Trisomy 18, we changed our minds.  We decided that we wanted as much time as possible to bond with our baby and knowing if we were having a boy or a girl would help us do just that.  Last week in a meeting with our genetic counselor, we found out quite accidentally that our sweet little one is a precious baby girl.  We have a daughter!!!!

We feel truly blessed to be her parents and love her more than we ever thought possible; she is truly a gift.  It breaks our hearts to know that we won’t have as much time with her as we want, but at the same time, we know how lucky we are to get to know her now.

We had an ultrasound today and got to see our sweet little angel again.  It’s comforting each and every time to see her moving around and hear her little heartbeat.  As hard as it is for us to see our baby and know that we won’t have nearly enough time with her, we treasure every opportunity to visit with her.  Despite the sadness and uncertainty that surrounds each visit to the doctor, we cherish every moment we get to spend staring at our beautiful girl.  She looks perfect to us …

Thank you again for all your support, we are lucky to have you in our lives.

Pat and Laurie

10 thoughts on “Thank You”

  1. This child is so loved, and I truly believe she has and will continue to experience and feel our love. It’s amazing how we don’t even know her yet, but how much love we have for her in our hearts. We are all lucky to have the 2 of you and her in our lives. May God bless you and keep you always in His care.

  2. I love you both & our precious little grand daughter so much. She is so blessed to have such loving parents who will protect her & care for her as long as she needs it.
    You are both an inspiration and I am so blessed to have you in my life. My love, thoughts & prayers are with you all.
    All my love,
    Mom C.

  3. Laurie and Pat dears,
    Thank you for sharing your innermost thoughts about darling Minimarr. I am so proud of both of you! Praying for Gods’ constant blessings and sending so much love for both of you and your beautiful baby girl!
    Nana xoxoxo

  4. What a shame minimarr won’t get a chance to be just like mom. Loz, are already a great mom!
    You and Pat have been so strong! Your little girl is lucky to have you as parents.
    Love you both.
    Dad C.

  5. Your little daughter is lucky to have such wonderful parents. I am sure she can feel your love each day. I’ll keep praying for you all.
    Aunt Barbie

  6. Laurie and Pat,
    We love you both and continue to offer our prayers and support for you and our precious grand daughter. Each day, we ask God’s help and blessings for all of you on this journey.We know how blessed your sweet daughter is to have such loving and special parents. Love and prayers, Mom and Dad Marr

  7. Laurie and Pat,

    Your baby girl truly has the best parents imaginable. Your strength is amazing. You’re all in my prayers, love you guys.

    Beth K

  8. You two are amazing. Your strength throughout this trying, terribly sad time is such an inspiration and your precious little guardian angel is loved so much. She is very lucky to be blessed with such great parents. Love you both.

  9. Laurie and Pat, Thinking of you today and letting you know we are all thinking of you both and your sweet little girl. Kristen says it all so beautifully,
    Love to you and everyone, Lynne and Steve -Ann and Katie send their love and prayers to you.

  10. Dearest Laurie and Pat: God has sent you a little, tiny angel to prepare for her flight. Can you imagine the Virgin Mary at age 14 being told she is “with child”?? How could this happen? Your little angel is so secure right now, because she knows she is loved so much … she feels your adoration, the prayers from your family and friends and knows whatever the good Lord wishes for her, she is A-OK with it, it will be accomplished by the best parents a child could ever wish for. May God bless you three, keep you strong and hopeful and in His loving arms always. You are truly an inspiration to all who know you and love you!

    God Bless, lots of love always, Ginny (Carroll’s Cross)

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