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, April 9, 2012

Easter 2012

Dear Asher,
I'm so sorry mom dressed you as a rabbit for your first Easter! I was just so excited to find tiny NICU clothes, and I could not resist. I PROMISE the next time I dress you up, you will be something much cooler and much more tough- just like you!!

On a more serious note... Easter really had me convicted on sacrifices. I realize whatever sacrifices I think I'm making..things I think I'm not getting, it is all nothing in comparison to what was sacrificed for me, and my life. God giving up his Son was the greatest sacrifice, and Jesus submitting to His will...just so I could have eternal life. So I could walk this life with hope, and peace, and have a Guide who never "messes" up the plan. So I could be forgiven again and again and be given grace upon grace each day. It doesn't seem I'm deserving. And I'm not! That's the beauty of it. Thinking upon that, really puts everything in perspective and produces nothing but a grateful heart. What a battle that is..a grateful heart- every day! Lord, help me!

Here's Bryan's post from Easter weekend as well....

Robyn and I just watched Passion of the Christ and I'm humbled again about the pain and suffering Jesus went through to reconcile us to God. ALL of our sins were future sins and He took them all on Himself and forgave us of our trespasses. He paid it ALL and our sins are forgiven. I pray that I can walk in this freedom! I also pray that Asher knows our Risen Lord personally and that he commits his entire life to serving our great King!

We hope you had a very blessed Easter weekend!!


  1. Thanks so much for commenting on our blog and sharing about sweet Asher! I can't wait to sit down and read through your blog to catch up. Feel free to email me anytime at Look forward to talking to you! -Lindsay Franks

  2. prayers to your family, We has a 24 weeker in Dec 2011. I always found hope reading other people's success stories. If you are intetested please feel free to read our story at

  3. What an amazing fighter. My sons go to heritage, and I had your blog up, as I received a link from Mrs. Chaffin's facebook. McKay said, "Mom, you know Mrs. Adams?" He was so moved by your little one. I wanted to offer some service to you if you are interested. I am a photographer, and if you would like a family portrait session done, there at the hospital, I would be more than happy to provide that. Asher will be in our personal and family prayers.

    Allison Niccum