Aubrey Grace. My rainbow after the storm... When my oldest was almost 6, I prayed so very hard for almost a year to have another baby. Finally, I got a positive test, only to end up with a heartbreaking miscarriage at eight weeks. To say that I was devastated is an understatement. Three months after that, we found out another miracle was on the way! I was so scared and yet I couldn't help but love the baby intensely. The pregnancy was quite an emotional roller-coaster of worry and elation. At about 35 weeks, my midwife noticed I was measuring a bit small. It turned out to be IUGR or "intrauterine growth restriction" . Once again, fear crept in, but I also somehow knew in my heart that it was all going to turn out alright. Aubrey was born at 39w6d. There she was - a tiny 5lb 1oz representation of God's grace and love. Perfect and beautiful. An answered prayer. I remember having to force myself to let go of her so her Daddy and others could hold her. I just wanted to keep her nestled in my protective arms forever. Now here she is five years later, still holding my heart in her sweet little hands. She is a treasure and a gift. I could never truly describe in words my love for her and I thank God for her every day..