This is exactly what Jason and I feel. Peace. Its unexplainable, being that we are in the circumstances that we are in. But we are going to lean in on the hope and trust that God knows what he is doing and it is out of our hands.
I was sad to find out our daughter has a left foot that is slightly a club foot. But was relieved that at least it wasn't something wrong with her heart. I know that a club foot could be taken care of surgically and no one would ever know she even had it. We also found out that the success rate at Children's hospital for children with CDH is 80-85% survival rate. I was reading information prior to coming to our appointment and the Internet was saying a 50% chance of survival for our daughter. This also gives me more peace. As Jason already said, we wont really know how our daughter will be till she is born. So we will just wait and pray and find peace in Gods sovereign plan. We have found so much strength and encouragement in our friends that we have told so far. Here is one message that someone had left me:
If there's ONE thing I don't quite grasp with God it is His SOVEREIGNTY. The fact that he goes before us. If God said to you today, "Rhonda, I need you to make a huge sacrifice personally, but the lives you will impact through this personal sacrifice of yours will be in the thousands of people for Christ. Are you willing?" I know without a shadow of a doubt what your answer would be. I also know that you are growing a piece of heaven inside you and for however long you get that piece of heaven-a lifetime or a short time, God is GOING to change lives through you. You and Jason are part of his SOVEREIGN plan. The miracles that you will see will astound you. You WILL see them because you my dear sister will be calling out to our Savior and He WILL answer. I love you lots.
I also received an amniocentesis at the end of our visit just to see if there was anything else that might be wrong with our little girl. So far they don't think she has down syndrome but we thought we would check to see if there is anything else wrong with her so that the team of surgeons is prepared when she is born.