January 12, 2014

Introduction and Summary

Hello.  First off, I'd like to thank you for visiting my blog. I have been contemplating whether or not to share my personal life with the world, but ultimately I believe the pros will out weigh the cons. I  must tell you all from the get go, that I am a positive person. I don't do drama and I don't care for negativity. I understand that by opening myself up to the world on such a platform leaves me vulnerable for any and all walks of life to share their thoughts on my page, I only ask that you please keep it friendly.

      This page will tell the story of my daughter, Paisley Grace, who has a rare form of dwarfism called Kniest Dysplasia. My husband and I first found out that something was wrong in November 2012, when I was 20 weeks pregnant. The ultrasound tech found some "soft markers" for downs and we were sent to a specialist the following week. After a very thorough 1 hour ultrasound scan and a 3 hour wait, we were told to terminate the pregnancy. They said "this baby won't live after birth", "babies with these conditions don't have any quality of life." Termination was never an option for us, but I still grieved.  Oh how I grieved... the loss of my precious baby girl, who I'd prayed and prayed for, the loss of the "picture perfect" family I'd dreamed of, the loss of a little sister for my son, the loss of the piece of me that I knew would be gone forever if I lost her. That's when I made her the promise.... the promise of life... if only for a second, a minute, an hour, a day, I promised her life. I will never forget praying to God and asking him to please let me keep her.  I knew that if she passed at birth, then it was God's will, but I wasn't going to break my promise, I promised her life, and that's exactly what I gave her! 

      I will post the full story in the near future. There's a lot of details, events and inspiring stories that took place between Nov 2012 and now. Once I get the blog caught up to date, I will continue to post current events and updates. Hope you join us and follow along on our journey. 


  1. oh my God i love this story and she is beautiful

  2. I will definitely be following and reading along!!!
    -Christa Reiss

  3. I am so proud to be your aunt, you are an amazing mother and so proud of all Paisley has done when they said she wouldn't be able to. God has given you a beautiful little girl and I know you will teach her to be strong just like her mommy is. I love you all aunt Lynda

  4. Beverly Mitchell1/13/2014 10:55 AM

    You are so blessed! I commend you and your husband for being ProLIFE! She is beautiful and was meant to be. I will be following your story. (Btw you are an excellent writer).

  5. You are an amazing Mom, I am so proud to be your Mother In Law and so very proud of the choices you have made I love you Stacy.

  6. This is a beautiful story and so glad you followed your heart and kept your precious little girl. I will definitely be following along on your journey with Paisley and your inspiring stories you have to give. Thanks for sharing!