The Amazing Story of Anastasha – Part 4

I don’t have any medical updates this week from Craig and Tonya DeLisi about their unborn child Anastasha. Those of you following their journey know that Anastasha has been diagnosed, via ultrasound, with anencephaly. There is no cure or treatment for anencephaly. Most anencephalic children do not survive birth. If the infant is not stillborn, then she will usually pass on within a few hours or days after birth.

In the first three parts of this amazing story, Dr. DeLisi bravely shared with us how he and his family are wrestling with this tragic news. Their faith has shone through his writings. Now he writes:

This song was written by one of the singers from Selah, a contemporary Christian group.  A few years ago she (the writer and singer of the song) had a baby that was given a terminal prenatal diagnosis. She chose to carry her daughter to term. This is her song that accurately reflects many of the things we’ve felt. Her perspective has deeply ministered to us. Here are the lyrics:

I Will Carry You

Selah

There were photographs I wanted to take
Things I wanted to show you
Sing sweet lullabies, wipe your teary eyes
Who could love you like this?

People say that I am brave, but I’m not, truth is I’m barely hanging on
But there’s a greater story written long before me

Because He loves you like this, so I will carry you

While your heart beats here, long beyond the empty cradle
Through the coming years I will carry you all my life

And I will praise the One who’s chosen me to carry you

Such a short time, such a long road
All this madness, but I know
That the silence has brought me to His voice, and He says,

I’ve shown her photographs of time beginning
Walked her through the parted seas
Angel lullabies, no more teary eyes

Who could love her like this? I will carry you

While your heart beats here, long beyond the empty cradle
Through the coming years, I will carry you, All your life

And I will praise the One who’s chosen me to carry you.

Craig DeLisi, M.D., 
ETMC First Physician’s Clinic, 
2701 Hwy 271, North
Pittsburg, TX, 75686

Here’s the entire series of amazing stories:

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