On that day, Nora’s family found out that she had an extra 18th chromosome. Through prenatal tests, she was diagnosed with a fatal chromosomal abnormality – Trisomy 18. Her parents were confronted with a devastating situation they never though they’d have to face:
Although we were given the option to induce preterm labor and “just get this over with”, we have realized that there is just NO easy way out of this. We will allow our baby to remain safe, warm and loved inside of me until God decides his or her time with us is up. Our baby is not in any pain and is oblivious to the sea of painful emotions that have been churning in the hearts of so many since we received the news. For what ever reason, God chose US to be the parents of this little person. As sad as I am at the prospect of parting with this tiny baby, I know and trust that God has a plan.
Nora’s mom was faced with a decision, and with God holding her hand, she chose to carry her little one, and allow God’s plan unfold. She started a blog, I Will Carry You, and has recorded her family’s journey since Nora’s diagnosis. I stumbled upon the blog just after Nora’s birth, and I have been reading the beautiful daily updates ever since.
Nora was born on April 18, and she has since defied the odds. She was able to go home at only two days old, and she has been surrounded by love every day of her life with her parents and two siblings.
Like any journey, 3-month-old Nora’s has had its ups and downs. Her family has been through so much this year, and through it all, they have put their faith in God, and his plan for their lives.Head over to Nora’s family’s blog to show some love to this incredible little girl (and her family) who has already touched countless lives.
We never know how our lives will turn out – only God does. Through choosing life for their Nora, Nora’s life has touched and changed the lives of countless others in such a short time. Her family is a moving example of unconditional love, and trust in God. Follow her blog to stay up-to-day on precious little Nora!