This is not an easy post for us to share (Charlie is writing this one......I can't do it)
We have been struggling daily to make sense of why our lives seem to be filled with such hardship. Our hopes were high and still are as Boston starts his seventh week in the NICU. So many of you have ministered to us with meals, lawn mowing, money, gift cards, and numerous calls and emails. Each time we are reminded that God uses all of you to love and care for us! We will never be able to repay you but also know we will forever be grateful......Thank you!
This Thursday Kelly and her dad returned from lunch and our lives were hit with heartbreaking news......"Boston has tested positive with Down Syndrome."
The news was shocking.
It has been debilitating to Kelly and I emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Although God does not answer our questions of "why," He does continue to allow us to start each day, serve our children in love, and begin to heal our hearts.
We know many of you have been praying and will take this news incredibly hard. You might even be angry or sad (we are) Please take one piece of advice from us at this moment: Hug and kiss the ones you love and let them know how much they mean to you. Brooklyn and Boston are so wonderful - gifts of God sent to us and we know that through the comforting of God's spirit we will triumph through this.
We apologize that we are not answering our phones (this is all too much right now) but please feel free to email, facebook, or comment here on the blog! We appreciate your prayers so much and thank you for always checking in on Brooklyn and Boston!
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