Monday, March 10, 2008

3 families, their babies and their stories



I wanted to sit down (while it is still fresh) and update everyone on my amazing weekend. I feel like this continues to be a dream although this is a GREAT story. Most of you know it, but I'll catch you up to speed if you haven't heard. In October when we found out that Larson would not be with us long, my friend Molly contacted me about her friend Laura. She told me Lauras story about Pearl. The most amazing part is that Molly told me the story of her friend Laura about 15 months ago. I NEVER forgot about Laura. At the end of October, Laura contacted me. I'll never forget seeing my caller ID and picking up the phone so fast. The person on the other line I never met before..but I knew her. Laura had been walking this journey for 15 months already and on top of that she is a labor and delivery nurse. So while talking with Laura daily (sometimes multiple times a day!!) I was searching to find out more information about Larsons genetic issue. Larson had a 13th gene deletion. Every one of his cells was affected and that is what caused the severity of his brain condtion ( I know more than I want about this!!). While searching on line I found a site for babies who have been diagnosed with trisomy 13. They have extra information on each cell. On this website is where I saw Aimees information. I know the Lord ordained this as well. I emailed Aimee and she contacted me back in the beginning of December. The three of us have been exchanging emails ever since. Aimee and I were going through this at the same time and Laura so graciously helped. While having Larson one January 22nd in Denver, Aimee was having Sophie in Alabama. Our memorial servies were at he exact same time! Well this weekend Aimee and her husband flew in from Anniston, Alabama. Our families had an amazing time, sharing pictures, eating lots, having tea and just being friends. Its as if we new one another our whole life. I am SO THANKFUL for God and these women He has brought together.

3 comments:

Carlton and Aimee Weathers said...

Oh Corie,
I wish I were there with you now. What an amazing time we had. I was so at peace just sitting in your presence! Its true...I feel like I have known you forever!! What a bond we share even though we know the tragic circumstances that brought us together. Only God would know how much we needed each other. I miss you and Laura so much. Hurry up and get your hiney down here to Alabama. I am reserving us a room on the beach...

Laura said...

Feels like we have all been friends forever! I so love how it is so easy to just be together and able to laugh with eachother while at the same time knowing there is still a deep pain in our hearts. I have treasured each moment we have been together the last several months. Both you and Aimee are gifts to me....better get to the beach fast!

Anonymous said...

3 Amazing women, 3 Amazing stories, 3 Amazing babies! God has hand picked each of you for this time and will use all of you mightly for His glory!
I love you ALL! Tam