Readers of this blog were deeply touched by the journey of family physician, Craig DeLisi, his wife, Tonya, and their children during the prenatal life, birth and death of their daughter and sister Anastasha. (You can read the series here)
Here’s some news from Chris that I think will bring a smile to each of your faces. You can find their blog here.
Our precious daughter Anastasha was given a terminal diagnosis, anencephaly, at 16 weeks gestation. As followers of Jesus Christ and parents who love her, we felt privileged to guard her life by continuing the pregnancy until term. This website chronicles our journey with her. It was created with the desire that her life might bring glory to Jesus, bring hope to those who read it, and proclaim that ALL LIFE is created by God with purpose and is precious in His sight …
“11” in 2011
Here is another letter that the kids received from Anastasha yesterday:
Dear Ariana, Charis, Adoniyah, Amalyah, Corban, Caelan, Cale, & Caius,
Guess what? I got to play with Gabriel again today. He had another message of something amazing God had to say.
Tucked away in Mommy’s tummy safe, and cozy until the growing is done … are TWO new tiny, tiny souls … not just one.
Your Father in Heaven heard your hearts’ pleas for not one but TWO … He says for you to WATCH closely now and see ALL He’s going to do! God is mighty … the strongest ever in power and love. He has given you my big brothers and sisters not one, but TWO amazing gifts from above.
I can feel your joy, hear your gratefulness, and rejoice in your excitement at these TWO glorious miracles that God has sent …
I love you so very, very much,
Anastasha — xoxoxo
Craig, you, Tonya, and the kids … all of them … are in my prayers.