As the weeks passed, I found myself vacillating between tender hope and crippling sadness. She kicked to the sound of my voice and wiggled at certain foods. I studied her patterns; I knew her. The truth of the matter is that I was her mother the moment I saw two lines on a grocery store pregnancy test.
James Todd Smith who goes by Todd Smith is a singer and founding member of the contemporary Christian music band Selah. Smith remains an original member since its founding in Smith grew up the son of missionaries in Zaire , Africa now the Democratic Republic of the Congo in a home built by his grandparents, who had been missionaries to the continent since the s. His grandfather worked as a dentist in the United States before moving to Zaire. Smith's father was born in Africa, but later moved to Detroit , Michigan. Both Smith's grandparents died in Africa.
Each of these is a lethal condition. There is no amniotic fluid, and her lungs are not developing. You will have some choices to make. The doctor and his staff encouraged her to terminate the pregnancy. Overwhelmed, the Smiths sought the opinions of other doctors and specialists. The general consensus was their baby would die in the womb, and if she did survive birth, she probably would gasp for breath and live only a minute at the most. During their time of uncertainty and heartache, the Smiths had little left to do but cry out to God and trust in him—no matter what the outcome would be for their baby. They soon discovered providing individual updates to family and friends was too daunting a task. While anticipating the birth of their baby girl, Audrey Caroline, they concluded a C-section would give her the greatest possibility to live. She was in so much pain because there was no amniotic fluid.
First of all, thank you for being here. If you are here that means that you may want to become a part of the story that God is weaving us into, and we welcome that. I decided to start this blog because we are humbled and overwhelmed by the number of you who have contacted us, wishing us well, praying for us, bringing offerings on our behalf during this season. What we are realizing, though, is that we are not able to keep everyone informed the way that we would like to.