This Beautiful Baby Girl Will Only Have A Few Weeks To Live, So Her Family Did This!
The doctors told them they had little time with her, so they decided to spend every minute of it lavishing her with love, care and affection.
When Erika and Stephen Jones were told their second born to be, Abigail, would be born with Down Syndrome, they were taken back, but they knew they would love her all the same.
But the news that they would receive during one of their final ultrasounds they couldn’t bear to accept; she would also be born with an inoperable brain tumor.
“At our 30 week ultrasound, the doctor discovered that a mass had developed in the left hemisphere of Abigail’s brain. An MRI done after birth confirm that nothing can be done to treat the tumor, it is too invasive and aggressive.”
With no treatment capable of effectively removing the tumor, the couple was left with a choice. Either dwell on the sadness and pain of their daughter’s misfortune, or shower her in as much love and tenderness as possible for however long she has to live.
“Our hearts were broken and our minds weighed with questions and fear of the unknown to come. The neurosurgeon recommended that we take Abigail home and cover her with love.”
That decision didn’t require any thought for the Jones’. They’ve spent every waking minute with Abigail since she was born simply loving her.
“We have smothered this little one with love and kisses and will continue to do so every moment we get. She is moving, nursing, squawking, sticking out her tongue, opening her eyes, and holding our fingers, and doing all things a baby does.”
But it does not eliminate the pain they have for their daughter not being able to live a full life. The Jones, like any family would be in their situation, have been vulnerable in their sadness.
“We don’t want to lose our daughter. We want to see her laugh, dance, fight with her sister, ride a bike, go to school… we want to see her life.”
but they’ve also been immensely grateful for the blessing that Abigail’s been to them, and for how much joy she’s brought them. And their situation, the two have learned to extend as much love as they can each day, to everyone, and to appreciate life for what it truly is – a gift.
Erika writes that God “will heal Abigail, in our arms on this earth or at the moment she breaths her last breath and is embraced by her Heavenly Father.”