Monday we went to have our sonogram to see if we were having a baby boy or a baby girl, and instead we were told we have a big problem. As they continued to press on my belly and tell us the details of the problem, they casually mentioned that we were having a boy. That was an encouraging thing to hear! We didn't leave the room with pictures, just very discouraging news. So, I am writing this because I want anyone who has faith in Jesus to stand with us to believe Him for the impossible for our baby boy - Andrew!
He was given the diagnosis of skeletal displacia (not sure if I even spelled that correctly.) This, they said was a very broad category and further sonograms would help them better diagnosis it. Andrew's limbs were all measuring at 15 weeks, and I am 19 weeks pregnant. They also saw a 90 degree curve in his spine and swelling in his tiny feet. Basically, they said he would either not survive after delivery, or be a dwarf. They told us that they would support us no matter what we decided to do - abort him, or let him go full term. Of course we are giving our son a chance to life! We were told to come back in two weeks (October 24th) for further diagnosis and also to talk with a genetic counselor.
Kenten and I have already been so encouraged by our family and the body of Christ (which is our family too!) Our pastor gathered friends around at 2:00 in the afternoon to pray for us on Monday. It was a very powerful time and I felt Andrew moving a lot! I believe his limbs started growing right them, and his spine started to straighten. Last night my elevate class gathered around us to pray for Andrew's healing. We left so encouraged and full of FAITH! We really don't feel alone in this journey at all, we have people fighting for us in prayer. It makes all the difference! There is no way we could handle this on our own. Tonight our lifegroup is going to pray with us! Thank you everyone for believing our God for the impossible for our son! Please feel free to share this with anyone who will pray!
We are finding God's word to be living and active - a powerful weapon in speaking life and healing over Andrew, as well as being an encouragement to our souls. I am also reading a short book by Susan Peter's called God of the Impossible. She writes about her own daughter's healing in this book, as well as countless other testimonies. We have gotten emails daily by people who have waited on the Lord on our behalf - thank you, and keep them coming!
Thank you for believing with us that in two weeks we will have a healing report!