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

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Most Perfect Day

It's true,Friday could not have been any more perfect. Every prayer was answered. Every need, spoken and unspoken was met. God carefully wove the events of that day as if to say, I will never leave you or forget you in this time. Trust me and what I am doing. We'll take you,our friends and family in Christ on a walk through Porter's birthday as if you were with us physically to welcome Porter once we get more pictures. But for now I just wanted to show you all the beautiful baby boy we held in our arms. Meet Porter Gray...

He had the sweetest chubby cheeks that i kissed over and over, so soft on my lips. A head full of auburn curly red hair! He felt so perfect in my arms. Daddy held him tight and close in a warm blanket all the way to the funeral home and was assured he would be kept that way.

He was held and loved by so many that day. I can't wait to share the details with you.

Prayers for the Peabody's ~
~Already experiencing amazing peace while covered in your prayers, however, there are moments of intense dreadful feelings of sorrow with lots of tears
~continued prayers for physical and emotional healing for myself and healing for Seth

A special memorial service will be planned. Date and time will be determined soon depending on some resources we need.

We hope that whomever wishes to come will come no matter how well we've known you. If you've been praying for us, you are our family and the body of Christ.

We plan to set up a donation/fund in Porter's name to go to the James 1:27 Foundation


Porter was loved the moment he was conceived, we want to extend the love we and all of you have for Porter to orphan children that have not known this kind of love. Seth knows the details,of this organization's financial operations and the board of people that began it. We know this is a trustworthy place to send donations.

We love you,
Porter's Mommy and Daddy


  1. Your strength and faith is amazing. You truly define the true unconditional love in this world.

  2. I love you, Jeannie....so brave, strong and beautiful. Porter is absolutely precious!!! I pray those 30 sweet minutes of his amazing life will remain so fresh and full in your heart and mind. Covering your family in prayer. xoxo! <3

  3. I absolutely admire You & Seth Faith, Strength & Courage!! Your family has inspired me too be more Grateful & To look at Life differently and for that I absolutely Love you Guys!! Shea

  4. What a beautiful baby boy! Thank you for allowing us on this journey with you!

  5. I have been reading your blog for a few weeks and just saw today that sweet Porter was born last week. It just so happens that March 2nd is also the birthday of my one year old little boy! I will make it a point to think of him each year as we celebrate this day!

  6. what a precious little boy! i am in awe at God's grace and love shining through you. thank you for sharing your story. we will continue praying over your family, and hope that peace will wash over you daily.


    jill & lem hill

  7. seth and jeannie
    porter looks so precious, peaceful, and loved.
    i was just sitting here- thinking about his name- how a port is like a doorway or an enrty between two rooms or places. he moved from your womb to the outside world and then from this world to the next- but the whole time he had you there- and you will be by his side once again when your time is up here.
    i pray God tides you over with his peace until then.