Meet the Skippers

This blog is basically a continuation of a blog I started a year ago on  On July 3, 2010 I delivered our first son, Jonathan Keith, at 24 weeks and 3 days pregnant.  I think the opening lines of A Tale of Two Cities sums that experience up:

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us..."

In case you aren't familiar, a baby born at 24 weeks is given a slim chance of survival.  We learned Jonathan also had E.Coli coursing through his bloodstream, so that made his chances of surviving even slimmer.  But by God's mercy and grace, our baby fought for almost 4 months and lived.  You can read his (and our) story by clicking on the CaringBridge tab above.

Now, we are at home and Jonathan is a healthy little boy, who works every day at overcoming the struggles that come with prematurity.  Jeff (my husband and Jonathan's dad) is a worship leader at our church, and is in seminary for his Master's in Biblical Studies.  I am a stay-at-home mom, and currently pregnant with our second child. 

We are so thankful for everyone who supported us and prayed for us, and this blog will hopefully be a testament to the amazing things that God is doing in our lives, no doubt due in part to the prayers of his people.

Jeff and I with Jonathan when he was 7 weeks old.