Wednesday, November 21, 2012

John Paul - Ours for a time

In every family there are times of joy and times of sorrow and the question which arises is how do we deal with them. The joy is easy but when it comes to sorrow we can have difficulty facing it.

This is a most beautiful story of one family who were given a diagnosis early in a pregnancy that their baby was not developing properly and suffered from a congenital condition known as anencephaly.

Cliona Johnson describes the devastation she felt in getting the diagnosis and her determination to let her baby, whom she and her husband JP (John Paul) decided to name John Paul, develop and live every minute of the short life he was capable of living.