by Liz Craft
I have had five kids. My third child, William, was diagnosed w/ a fatal birth defect at 15 weeks gestation. I carried him to term against many peoples objections. He lived three hours and seven minutes. He changed my life and others in his short time on Earth! People still feel moved to improve something in their lives after seeing his memorial site. His name is actually William Jasper (we changed it after I created the page).
Five months after that I became pregnant with my fourth child, Isabella. Because of my history they looked for problems early and sure enough there was a big one with her brain. This was found at 12 wks gestation. All my doctors kept trying to persuade me to abort. Why put my family through this, they said. Needless to say, I carried Bella to term. She was born with Alobar Holoprosencepahly, a major brain malformation. She is two and a half and totally disabled. She also is the biggest blessing in our life. I can’t imagine life without her. She is very miraculous too. She has helped people see the big time blessings they have in their lives. Her site is located here: http://www.geocities.com/toddnlizcraft.
No matter what situation you’re in, pregnant with a baby w/ no chance at life or pregnant w/ a baby that will be disabled, remember that this child is a GIFT! You might not see it now, but he or she really is! For some reason God chose you for this special task. I’m not saying it’s easy, but I can guarantee that your life will be forever changed and you will be a better person for it. God only allows things to happen to us for the betterment of our souls. I thank God everyday for letting me carry a little saint in my womb for 9 months and and for giving me another one to care for even though she isn’t supposed to live long. It really makes me want to work harder to be a good person so that I will go to heaven to be with my children.
Remember, you can and will make it through this, with the grace of God!
Many Blessing to you,
Please email me if you want to talk (or even just vent)