We never imagined how hard this experience would be for all of us. We learned our Holland has a sheered brain stem and some severed axons. We also learned she has the beginning of pneumonia and as time has continued, her chance for an independent life has vanished.
We have supplicated the Lord to know His will and be given a sign to know what course of action to pursue. Over the weekend, despite delayed and cancelled flights, that could not keep our family from all gathering during this sacred time. After much prayer, data, and more prayer, repeat process several times, our family felt in unison that our sweet Holland has been called to join our Taylor to watch over our family. The doctor wanted to make sure we were not making an emotional decision and we assured him that we know this is what needs to happen. So, at 9:40PM, surrounded by all of her siblings and parents, all intervention has been discontinued.
We continue to pray for our Holland. We know this is not the end, but it is still painful to watch and let things fall as they will on the timeline. We continue to know that God is with us and that our sorrows and grief will be compensated. We continue to feel a certain measure of peace, though we know our hearts will never be the same until we are reunited with her.
We believe with all our hearts that families can be together forever through Heavenly Father's plan. Now, as we send our sweet girl back to Heavenly Father to fulfill the call He has for her, we will continue to strive to be worthy of a much awaited heavenly reunion one day.
Please, if you can, continue to pray for
us, for our girl, and that as we all transition, that we will remember the why to all of our choices, both today, and moving forward.
We continue to feel forever grateful for all your love, prayers, and thoughts. 💛
-Ashton & Family