©THE FEATHERS NEST 2019

SAGE'S 

STORY

These posts are real and raw about our walk through grief. I refuse to candy coat any of our journey — I’ve chosen to share it from the beginning and will continue to share it for my daughter. My beautiful, sweet Sage. This is the story of you…

On March 29th, 2017 our life got flipped outside down. I was 12 weeks pregnant with what we thought to be our "promise" baby after experiencing the heart break of an early miscarriage months before. We were at our 12 week scan, preparing to see our baby on the ultrasound finally knowing it was a GIRL! Our hearts melted as we watched her tiny frame moving on the screen, until these words came... “There’s something wrong with your baby’s head”. Those words still haunt me. It was then and there that we found out our baby girl had a very rare condition called Anencephaly and that she would either pass in the womb or shortly after birth. We were faced with a non-viable pregnancy and our baby was given a death sentence before our eyes. How could this be happening?! we thought. The weeks that followed we were faced with the decision of walking through this with fear, or with hope. We chose hope. We were standing in the face of death and chose to see life. We started having faith for the impossible, for her complete healing. But when October 4th came and she was welcomed into the world, her body was broken. The healing never came, and we watched our precious Sage die in our arms. In those moments it felt like death had won. We no longer felt the hope we once clung to so desperately. So this is our story of walking the road of grief, disappointment, questions, and somehow still holding on to faith in the midst of it all. This is the story of Sage, the girl who changed us forever.

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