Porter's Story

In October 2011, Seth and I learned that our unborn son, Porter has a condition called Trisomy 13 or Pateu's Syndrome which is not compatible with life. We chose to let God decide when Porter's life will end. These are the lessons we've learned from our Heavenly Father through the life of Porter Gray.
Isaiah 46:4

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Day of Rest ~ Porter may be here soon

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the most high,
Will rest in the shadow of the Almighty
Psalm 91:1

Yesterday Seth and I went for an ultrasound to check on Porter. Come to find out, my blood pressure was high so I was admitted to the hospital to rule out preeclampsia. So far everything is pointing towards just gestational hypertension, but the doctors are contemplating delivering Porter either today, tomorrow or early next week.

So what I thought was just going to be a few days of rest is now becoming the realization that I have very little control over when Porter might come (of course I know I'm never really in control but like all people, I like to pretend to be)!

I can assure you I'm not ready. I want more time with him safely in my belly, but then when my safety comes into question, the right decisions need to be made. I completely understand the rationale for the discussions being had for what is best for me, but I really wanted this last month with Porter.

I will keep you all posted, and for now, NO decision has been made about when Porter will be born. We will know later today and I will post again to keep you all informed.

Until then, I am trying my best to "rest" in the words written for David in Psalm 91.

 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
   will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
   my God, in whom I trust.”
 3 Surely he will save you
   from the fowler’s snare
   and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
   and under his wings you will find refuge;
   his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
   nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
   nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
   ten thousand at your right hand,
   but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
   and see the punishment of the wicked.

 9 If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,”
   and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
   no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
   to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
   so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
   you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

 14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him;
   I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
   I will be with him in trouble,
   I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
   and show him my salvation.”

Psalm 91:1

Prayers for the Peabody's
~We will remain calm and trust in the Lord
~Porter won't have to be delivered today
~that every moment we will honor the Lord and be a witness for His mercy and Love



  1. I am praying my sweet friend!!! May God comfort you doing this time. Much love!!!!!!! Tricia Wilson

  2. Praying for you!

  3. Praying for you and your family. May you feel the strength of God's love wrapped around you.

  4. Saying a prayer for you and your family. May God be with you and your precious Porter.

  5. said a prayer for sweet Porter and the your family