In His mercy, God did not leave me there. He showed himself to be ever-present and no matter how I came to Him - angry, defeated, hopeless - He did not withdraw His hand and continued pour out kindness. In the Spring, shortly before Jeff's birthday, we found out that we were pregnant again. I remember feeling immediately terrified and not very joyful. Through each doctor's appointment and ultrasound, God carried me, despite the terror and the uncertainty - He was faithful. I was consistently reminded that no matter what the outcome of this pregnancy was - I would be okay. That is a benefit to facing your worst fears and coming out on the other side ... there isn't anything to be afraid of anymore.
On November, 18, 2014 at 11:58 AM after just a few hours of labor, we welcomed our daughter, Lydia Grace Priour to the world. She is perfect. She has a ton of hair, a beautiful smile, a sweet and easy going nature. She is all we prayed for and hoped could be ours.
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