Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Luc

Today would've been Luc's 1st Birthday.

Shane and I were pregnant twice before we had Nayeli. We had a miscarriage in January 2007. Then on October of 2007, we lost Luc when I was 14 weeks pregnant. He was diagnosed with Spina Bifida along with other anomolies. There was nothing the Doctor's could do for him to survive out of utero. We were both devastated.

Shane and I both knew God had a plan for us and that plan was Nayeli. We never turned our backs to God especially after finding out about Nayeli being diagnosed with CDH. I think God trusted us. I sometimes felt like we were tested....we used to philosophize that God only gives you what you can overcome. I look back now and wonder....if Luc was here......chances are Nayeli would not be here with us right now.

We also have met so many wonderful people that were strangers before Nayeli and now have become our closest friends and are like our family. We have praised God through so many storms and know that he has been there for us the entire time. I know that Luc is watching over our family.....and his little sister....and is being taken care of by the best up in Heaven. Shane and I think of Luc often and will never forget him. Happy 1st Birthday Luc. We love you and look forward to seeing you in the years to come. For now we only see you in our dreams.

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have you," declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."


Irvin family said...

We also had two miscarrages before getting pregnant with Oakley.
God knows what is right for us, We just don't always understand but like you I think back and we wouldn't have Oakley either.

Oakley has a plaque above her crib with the same bible verse on it. I think it is perfect for our little miracles.

Anonymous said...

I love your post Liz! It is sooo true, God is so good and will never turn his back on us...we just have to put all our trust in Him, and he will eventually give us understanding and peace in our hearts when we He knows we need it! Good bless you, Shane, Nayeli, and your precious angel Luc.

Amanda Turner
San Antonio, TX
Mother to Raelyn LCDH

Elizabeth said...

You are always parents to Luc too - Happy Birthday little one!

I feel the same way about Cecilia and Noah too. We probably wouldn't have Noah if Cecilia had lived. There are reasons for everything we just have to trust that we are on the right path and make the most of it all.

Sending you thoughts and prayers and I hope Luc sends you a sign. (You know what Nayeli is giggling her big brother is probably giving her ideas ;-)


Megan Larson said...


We're thinking of little Luc today. Thank you for posting this. Nayeli gets more beautiful each day. John sends his kisses!!

I'll give you a call this weekend. I want to thank you for the clothes!! They arrived yesterday. So cute!!!