Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A real life love story

So yeah, like I was going to write this great post on Friday about one of my favorite blogs to read & I totally bombed (sigh). Friday was chaotic, Saturday was nuts & Sunday I got sick. Need I say more?? Didn't think so! Anyway sorry I didn't come through with it, I shall make amends today.


One of my absolute favorite blogs is Confessions of a CF Husband. It's written by Nathan, husband to Tricia & father of Gwenneth Rose. Tricia has Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and is waiting for a double lung transplant to prolong her life.
Theirs is one of the most inspiring stories of love & faith I've ever heard. Tricia was about to be listed for a transplant when they discovered that she was pregnant. They made the decision to follow Gods plan & keep the baby, despite the risk to Tricia & against the advice of the doctors. Tricia's health slowly deteriorated during her pregnancy & at 24 weeks Gwenneth was born via emergency c-section - she weighed just under 1 lb 6 oz. Tricia was placed in a drug-induced coma for several weeks & Gwenneth was whisked away to the NICU. They have both come a long way since then. Tricia has surprised her doctors by recovering much faster than they thought & is now back on the transplant list. Gwenneth is now over 2 pounds (yay Gwenneth!) and has not had any major complications so far.
Nate has had a very hard road to walk through all this. His wife & baby on different floors, both in incredibly fragile conditions. He could be angry - he could be bitter. A lot of people would say he has the right to feel that way. But he chooses to follow Christ and be blessed instead. He is not perfect, he has bad days just like the rest of us but he relies in the Lord to get him through.

So please, go check them out, see how cute Gwenneth is & learn what life with CF is like - I'm confident you will be blessed!
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