Two doctors, one baby, a lifetime of love and respect

I thought I’d share a few pics of Eli’s nursery. For those of you who have followed my blog since our journey started, you’ll see a familiar Bible verse, Jeremiah 1:5, on the wall above his crib. That is the verse our OB, Dr. Michael Lawler, quoted to us the day we saw him after our MaterniT21 test confirmed that our baby would have Down syndrome (for the whole story read my very first post to this blog, “Acceptance”). Yesterday, at our last visit with Dr. Lawler before our c-section on Thursday, we showed him the picture of Eli’s nursery wall with that verse. We wanted him to see just how much that verse, quoted to us by him, had impacted us. It changed my perspective on everything. It led me towards acceptance.

I am forever grateful to Dr. Lawler, as well as our radiologist (ultrasound doc), Dr. Kevin Case. These two men have been instrumental on our journey. They have helped us to keep the faith. Both encouraged us at our weakest. They never implied that we should give up on our baby (sadly, many doctors do). We have been so blessed to have these two spiritual, compassionate, honest men lead us down a path we once saw as difficult. Now that we are at the end, we see the light and we give many thanks to these fine doctors for helping us get there. Please keep both men in your prayers – for they truly deserve all of life’s blessings.

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A special thank you to my amazing husband for making Eli’s room absolutely perfect!

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