Friday, December 5, 2008

Blessing from above. (wink)

This blessing from above is Conner, 7 years ago I gave birth to our 1st son. Happy Birthday son!! Every year we send off balloons to him. This year we made it a FHE event and tough our kids about the plan of salvation. I don't know if my kids understood but they do know Conner is there brother. Tanner and McKenna talk about if allot.
You might be wounding why I put wink in the title? Lara from overstuffed reminded me about the blessing the lord gives you. I can remember the blessing the Lord gave us during this time. If you would just indulge me I would love to tell my story.

We found out I was pregnant in August 2001. I went to the doctor the next week he informed me that I have been pregnant for about 3 months, at that time he asked me if I wanted to have some blood work done. Now at this time insurance companies would not pay for this tip of blood work. But I still went ahead in doing the blood work. A week latter we got the results and they were not good. Conner was not developing right, half of his stomach was in his unbilicord. We were assigned to a specialist doctor that we knew Rob's insurance would not take. But two days before, UCCU my work was getting better insurance plan but cost a litter bit more. But I also taken off my probation period a month early and received a raise that off set the cost. (WINK, WINK, WINK)
Rob always went to my doctors appointment but there was one appointment that he could not go to. Latter that day I found out my younger brother was having his home coming that week so I had to reschedule. When we came home we went to the last appointment with our regular doctor. There Rob and I heard Conner's last heart beet. Also Rob felt Conner for the fist time. The next day we had to go to the specialist doctor. There he gave us the news Conner had pasted away. (wink wink wink)

Now some of the winks were not winks but full on blessing. I know that this trail was meant for Rob and I. I know the Lord wanted to make it as peaceful as possible and I thank him for that. I hope we can remember the blessing as will as the winks. I know the Lord knows us individually and will always bless us according to our trail.

Happy Birthday Conner we love you!!


  1. Rachel, you are such a strong person to endure that experience and find it to be a blessing. Happy Birthday Conner!

  2. What an inspirational story! Your so strong. Thanks for being such an example.

  3. Thanks for sharing, Rachel. It's amazing how things work out, and that they are indeed tender mercies, or winks, from above to remind us that Heavenly Father is there and that He loves us.

    What a neat tradition to let off the balloons for Conner...Happy Birthday to him!

    PS I would love to do your pictures...I will email you tomorrow.

  4. I remember all of that like it was yesterday. I have always admired your strength and resiliency! Happy Birthday Connor!

  5. I'm crying now Rachael. Thanks for sharing that experience. You are a very special family.