There is something that so many moms (or dads) that have lost a child have in common and that is that we all are waiting for the other shoe to drop. Once we've lost our babies we constantly are just scared that something else as awful will happen. Usually (at least for me) it is that something terrible is going to happen to one of my other children. Either the ones who are older than Grace or the ones who have come after her. We know we are not immune now, bad things happen to good people and the loss of a child does not guarantee that nothing else bad will happen. Many of my CDH angel moms fear being diagnosed with CDH in a subsequent pregnancy. For most of us though, nothing horribly terribly bad does happen. Most of us still go through unpleasant things and things we'd really rather not but a great many of us baby loss moms aren't faced with something as huge as we were faced with with our babies.
But some baby loss families don't get that privilege of never again feeling such heartache. Some families who have been through so much, so much more than so many of us can imagine are asked to walk again, a path that they don't want to, that we can't even imagine.
I am asking everyone reading this to please, pray for a beautiful 2.5 year old boy named Dylan. Adam and I met Dylan's parents in the NICU, their daughter was across the room from Grace and she was such a fighter for 6 months but she waits in heaven for her parents too. A year later, we had Caleb and they had Dylan and his twin sister. This is one of the best families we know.
Dylan was diagnosed right before Christmas with a very rare type of cancer. Once again they are fighting alongside one of their children. He has already been through surgery and has begun chemotherapy, but this is going to a long and hard road for them. It absolutely breaks my heart that they are going through this and I am praying daily for them to have strength and for Dylan to overcome this, for the Lord to heal Dylan. Please will you all pray and continue to pray for this family as well?