Journey to Parenthood

I want to be purposeful about journaling during this time in our lives as we watch our miracle micro preemie, Asher, continue to grow and thrive. I began this blog during my month of bed rest at the hospital while I was pregnant with Asher and his brother Titus. We continue to hope and trust the Lord for Asher's future. This blog begins with the story of how both of our boys came to be. They came about after many tears, many prayers, and many months of crushed hopes. On February 2, 2012, our boys Titus Bauer and Asher Mark were born at just 23 weeks and 2 days gestation. My water around Titus broke at 19 weeks, so his lungs were very underdeveloped. Titus lived 45 minutes and is now living a perfect life in heaven as he watches over his little brother Asher. Two and a half years later God redeemed our story of hurt with a precious full term baby brother for Asher. We are humbled by how the Lord has loved on us in our journey through parenthood.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Refreshment in the "Wilderness"

Bryan and I both agree we hope to never do again what we did Saturday..Bury a child of ours. But any sad spots in Saturday were just overshadowed by a million blessings we experienced and it all points to the bigger picture. And to end the day.. Our sweet baby boy was doing well, and he opened his eyes!! He peeked at us, then closed them again. Truly a bit of perfect "refreshment" in this long journey. The Lord is good! I don't have a pictures of him doing this yet, but I will post one soon! He doesn't keep them open very long. I also wanted to include a picture of sweet Titus. His funeral was beautiful and everything we could have hoped for, a wonderful, healing celebration of his life and a celebration of all the Lord's doing.

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