A couple of weeks ago I spent three days in the hospital. I was not there for any pain I was in, nor illness, but to accompany my wife as she gave birth to our baby girl Hannah. The timing of Hannah’s birth, born February 26, could not have been more perfect for God to shower us with this blessing, as Hannah is actually the birth of our second child, the first being stillborn at twenty two weeks on March 1, 2012.
When we lost Samantha Grace on March 1 of last year it didn’t take us by surprise, as my wife’s water prematurely broke at 18 weeks, without any conceivable reason why. Dr.’s could not explain it, and we were advised of the most likely outcome, the death of our first child. Yet we held out hope that a miraculous God could put his healing hands in the womb to bring Samantha’s body to a point of being strong enough to be born outside the womb, and then hopefully survive on modern technology. However, those prayers went unanswered, or at least answered in a way that didn’t meet our deepest heart’s desire.