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Kasey’s Story

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Kasey Lee Thomas was born on July 2, 2004 at 4:31 p.m. after only six hours of induced labor and three pushes. He was absolutely beautiful! He had a ton of black hair and was just perfect. He weighted 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 21 inches long. My doctor put him on my belly […]

Jennifer Carson’s Personal Story

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I was 35 weeks and 2 days pregnant. I had felt my baby “drop” the week before and was trying to make it to 36 weeks. My MD appointment 2 days before had gone well and I was starting to dilate. It was a Sunday evening when I laid down on the couch, before going […]

My Vinny Story

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In February 2007, I became pregnant. It was a wanted and planned for pregnancy. My husband and I were so excited. The day that I went to the doctor and she confirmed my pregnancy, my husband and I decided to plant a tree. My idea was to watch the tree grow as my child grew. […]

The Joy of Sorrow

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In October 2004, we were blessed with the news of a new pregnancy. I had miscarried a pregnancy two years prior, so we didn’t tell our older children right away. But when we did, their reactions were priceless. Connor’s eyes lit up like Christmas as he kept asking, “Really? Really?” Nate, always matter-of-fact said, “I […]

Liz’s Story

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Even after having two beautiful daughters, I had an overwhelming sense that our family wasn’t complete. I knew there was another child for our family. I found out I was pregnant in February 2003 and was so excited to grow our family again. I remember noticing that I didn’t have any pregnancy “symptoms” but figured […]

What I Have Learned From Rainbows

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I, like most people, enjoy looking at rainbows. I always think of the story of Noah’s ark and remember how the rainbow is a sign of God’s promise. But I never thought I would cling to that promise one day. Hannah, like all of our children, was a delightful surprise. In August of 2000, we […]

Purpose in Pain: A Father’s Story

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“The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” Job 3:21 (ESV) On December 2, 2003 I received my greatest and worst birthday present ever; the birth and death of my first child. Isabella Danielle Hulsey was born into Heaven on my 35 th birthday. Having waited 8 […]

My Precious Angel

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I can recall it was August 1, 2002 and I had a prenatal appointment. That was the most horrible day of my life. I was angry at the way the doctor treated me in the first place, as though he was afraid to touch me. I was supposed to have had my last pap smear […]

Patti’s Story

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Walking though the process of grief was the most difficult thing I have ever done. It was lonely and it felt like my heart was hemorrhaging. I held onto my husband, who was also hurting, and I clung to the Lord. I took comfort in those who have shared a similar loss, who could understand […]

Unanswered Prayers

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Several years ago there was a popular country and western song titled “Unanswered Prayers”. The singer was thanking God for not answering his prayer as a teenager and giving him his first love as a wife. Well, as Christians we know that there is no such thing as unanswered prayers. God always answers our prayers. […]