Friday, August 1, 2014

31 Weeks.


This past Tuesday at the doctor's office we found out Asher's heart had stopped beating. We induced labor and yesterday morning at 8:38 Asher was here. He weighed just 1 pound 3 ounces and although his little body was broken, he was perfect & beautiful. We spent a good portion of the day holding him and learning him. It was hard, yet peaceful. He taught us so much in 31 weeks and we are so grateful for his little life.

We should be going home today, Meagan is doing great. She was and is a beacon of grace and peace throughout this entire experience. She provided the most loving and safe environment for Asher; she is so strong.

We would cherish your prayers for the days ahead, we miss our little guy so much. What a great truth; that our Asher is in the presence of the Creator God who has fixed his brokenness and restored him to perfection.

We prayed for healing and it happened, we know he is healed. What we didn't expect is that our God was anwsering that prayer in a way we weren't even asking. He has been healing us each and every day. His peace was and is with us right now. He knows our needs even when we don't and is already working in the smallest details to heal the hurt and the pain.

Thank you for joining us on this journey. The emails and text messages and prayers and hugs have been such an incredible out pouring of love. We thank God for you; we thank God for his love, we thank God for 31 weeks with his little gift, Asher.

-Asher's Mommy & Daddy

6 comments:

  1. Jesus, be near them. Cradle them as you cradle Asher now. You are adept at grief, so please walk alongside this family today. Pour solace into their minds and hearts and souls. Amen.

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  2. Thank you for sharing Asher's story. My heart is saddened by this news. Praying God's continued peace and comfort over you all.

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  3. Praying God's peace, strength & love will consume you all today and in the days ahead. He makes beautiful things.

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  4. Thank you for sharing your journey with Asher. Your strength and love for Asher, each other and Christ has been an inspiration to me. I will be praying for emotional healing as you continue on this path. Love to all.

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  5. Sweet dear family in Christ. We just know saw that little Asher has gone to be with the Lord. We are so sorry that we are not there to hug and pray with you. Our hearts are broken for you. Praise be the Lord whose strenght, love and peace are without bounds. Praise Him for the love of such a little blessing even in this short period of time. Praise Him for knowing what is best for each of us. We love you so very much and wish we were there to comfort you and the family. We will come calling when we get back home. Sending our love and hugs to you and the family.

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  6. I just prayed for guys, and I'm thankful Asher has such great parents. My heart hurts from the brokeness of this world, but rejoices knowing that one day Jesus will make all things right. I love you friend, and can't wait to give you a hug.

    -Rick (aka - Noah's Dad)

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