Nora – 16 Days Old

Here is your daily (nightly?) Nora fix. She’s as sweet as ever.  Did I mention how crazy I am about her?





But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”  Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.  (2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV)

42 thoughts on “Nora – 16 Days Old

  1. Look forward to hearing how she is doing every day. Thank you for sharing. You are truly amazing. She is truly beautiful and we are all so blessed to pray for all of you and to have this amazing God we have. Nora is in my thoughts and prayers all day…

  2. She is HIS little ray of light. Glad to see her precious little face ever night before I say a prayer for her, you, and your family. Thanks for sharing her with all of us. She really is a gift.

  3. She is such a beautiful blessing. I am so thankful that u have shared r journey with all of us..complete strangers. Prayers are constantly flowing from us for u. May God keep you safe and watch over you and ur entire family.
    Blessed be his name!

  4. I first heard your story through a friend of mine and now I will tell you that I log on to my computer every night to read your post for the day. I admire you and your family for your strength, commitment, love and faith. Your story has captivated me along with so many others and you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I believe with all my heart that Nora is an amazing gift and I thank you for sharing her with us.

  5. Dear Nora, I am 9 years old and have been following your blog. My mom reads it to me everyday. I pray for you. I wanted to wish you a happy sweet 16.
    Jesus loves you.
    From Logan

  6. That Bible quote is so powerful! I read it over a few times, and each time paused to just think, “wow”. I had a sad night…long story involving a dvr’d Duggar episode. Brought back a lot of memories of Max…they too had a loss at 18 weeks. The verse you put in your blog entry seems like it was hand picked for me from you tonight!

    I told Mom on the phone tonight that Nora just keeps getting more and more precious! And to see those pictures of her sweet little face just tops that comment off! Our God is an awesome God! The beauty He has created in her is a beauty that I feel so lucky to be able to see and be a part of. We are all so blessed.

  7. one of my favorite scriptures. love that photo of Nora- looks like a first smile?? 🙂 so sweet. We’re praying for you daily !

  8. Nora is so precious, adorable and beautiful in so many ways inside and out! Thank you for sharing Nora’s story. I believe Nora and her story will help many parents who find themselves in the same circumstances. You are very courageous to share your day to day highs and lows before Nora arrived and now. How wonderful it is to see Nora Rose’s photos with your posting each day. Enjoy every moment. Bless baby Nora, Mom and Dad, family and extended family and friends. Nora and her family are in my thoughts and prayers every day — often many times thru the day


  10. This sweet girl makes me tear up every time you post new photos. Her pure innocence and precious face beam through!

    I’ve been hesitant to post any comments but I want you to know what your story, faith and little Nora have done.

    Our family suffered a traumatic injury last year and are still recovering and readjusting our perspectives of what life will be like now. I have been in a pretty dark place and though there have been small sparkles of hope, I haven’t been drawing from God’s infinite strength and peace. I know he’s there but I’ve been too angry and hurt to really face him.

    Since I began reading about he miracle and struggle in your family I have found my gratitude once again. I’m finding the gifts in our tragedy and remembering what we’ve been spared despite the initial devastation. I found myself singing, something I used to unconsciously and constantly do. Your story reminds me that life is sacred. Thank you for sharing your lovely daughter with the world.

  11. Thank you for sharing your faith and such strength. May you have joy. Keep speaking the words that bring life to yourself and others. For the joy of the LORD is strength of your life and your family. And you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.
    Praying you all special prayers for your little blessing Nora Rose.
    John 3:3 The New Birth Ministries

  12. Thank you for taking the time to post everyday with pictures; you are so strong, it is humbly and inspiring to watch. Nora has changed us all, thank you for sharing her with us. Many prayers of peace for you today, friend.

  13. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story with everyone. It truely is such a blessing. I would like to share something with you. My mother was told at 15 weeks pregnant that she the precious baby inside of her would never make it outside of the womb, my brother too was diagnosed with trisomy 18. The journey was so amazing, there were more hard days than there were easy days, I remember everyday on my kness at 12 years old asking God to hold him in his comforting arms. Eighteen years later hes here with us still and he testified in church at 8 years old that he has been healed by the Grace of God. His medical chart is quite overwhelming from tetrology of fallot, epsteinsanomaly, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, diaphragmatic hernia, to living without his pericardium. To look at him you would never know that he has ever faced such trying times in his life. It is truely a miracle that he is a normal healthy young man. My mother too said I will carry you, 18 years ago, when everyone else told her he would never make it. She knew that God had control of his life and that he was given to her/us for a reason. Five years after my brother was born she had been blessed with another pregnancy, once again she was given the heartbreaking news that my brother Michael has trisomy 18. She said once more I will carry you. She carried him for 8 months, he came into this world without a cry heard. He was rushed quickly to Childrens NICU unit, he was given a very short time on this earth. We were never able to hold him, but we were given the ultimate blessing by getting to have him with us for nineteen days! God had other plans for him, he was given to us to be a blessing and to remember this time here on earth is short but our reward in Heaven to greater than anything we could ever imagine or ask. My mother has been blessed with such beautiful family, we have such a testimony to the grace of God. I just wanted to share with you in short our journey and that God will carry this precious girl in his arms. I will be praying for her and your family. Please make each second, minute, moment count. Freeze this time, when she is older, you can share such beautiful memories with her!! God is going to do wonderful things in your lives. Blessed is what your family is. Sorry about my long note, but this is condensed, I could have wrote a book to you. I will follow your blog everyday.

  14. I am praying for you and receiving encouragement from your story, since our Trisomy 18 baby boy died on March 26. It is hard, but God is faithful. Trust Him!

    Trust Him when dark doubts assail you
    Trust Him when your strength is small
    Trust Him when to simply trust Him
    Seems the hardest thing of all!

  15. I JUST ABSOLUTELY LOVE HER, CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF HER! WOW, what an amazing, beautiful, “draws you in” kind of girl!!!!!!!

  16. Nora looks like such a precious baby. She reminds me of my little guy with those tender grips on her temples. Please know you continue to be in our prayers.

  17. Aleisa,

    She is absolutely stunning!! I have to say that my faith and belief in God was never as concrete as when I had my children. How do you look into those beautiful eyes and see the beauty and wonder of God?! Enjoy every second with her. As you know, our children are only this tiny for a fleeting moment. So precious!! You are all in my prayers!! Much love.

  18. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful baby girl. I truly believe she has changed many peoples ideas about Gods Miracles. Nora is truly a Blessing and Miracle sent from God and I thank you so much for sharing it. Your posts and pictures of this beautiful baby has made my beliefs stronger. Thank you so much for sharing and letting us into your family. God BLess!

  19. That pic of her looking into the camera got me something fierce. That is surely the gaze of God staring back. What a beautiful sweetheart you have!

  20. Hands down my favorite scripture. I have that up on my wall. I repeat it to myself over and over.

    So happy you had another beautiful day.

  21. What a joy and privlege it is to pray for all of you. May you feel our Saviours arms snuggly around you. Thank you or sharing God’s miracle with us!

  22. Nora is soooo beautiful– in the close up picture of her face she has a smile….a smile that says yeah i’m still here and plan on staying 🙂 so blessed to have your sory shared with us

  23. My family and I have falling madly in love with this little earthbound angel.Thank you for sharing her with us. Always in our prayers

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