Forty-two minutes...a lifetime of love...

God's Gift...Our Angel Baby

Twenty weeks into life, Hailey was diagnosed with alobar holoprosencephaly (HPE). Further testing showed that she had full Trisomy 13, also called Patau syndrome. Trisomy 13 affects about 1 in 16,000 babies. HPE affects about 1 in 10,000 babies and of those only 3% survive to delivery. With the severity of Hailey's condition, she is given little chance of surviving to term. But our family was dedicated to giving her that chance, no matter how small, and she gave us every hope for the future.

On June 12, 2009, our angel baby was born and delivered into our loving arms. There is where she spent her life and gave us the best 42 minutes of ours. Our journey led us to this moment in time, the moment we met our little girl face to face, and the precious time we shared with her. Now Hailey is safe in the hands of God until we meet again.

God has blessed our family in ways we didn't understand at first. But through our faith and trust in Him, we came to realize just how much purpose Hailey's life serves on this earth. Hailey has unlocked the deeper meaning of faith, hope and love, and has forever changed the lives of many. We are blessed to be part of such an incredible life and incredible journey.

Psalm 139:13-16

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Hailey Marie Glavin was born Friday, June 12, 2009 at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City.

Hailey spent her life cradled in the arms of her loving parents. In 42 minutes, Hailey's life was complete as she peacefully went home, but not before leaving her footprint in this world and in the hearts of many.

Twenty weeks into life, Hailey was diagnosed with trisomy 13. Her condition was said to be "incompatible with life," but Hailey proved otherwise. Although her life only lasted moments, they are moments that others will live and experience for a lifetime.

Hailey's proud and blessed parents, Tim and Rachelle Glavin, and big brother, Ryan Glavin, survive at their home in Jefferson City, MO.

Her loving family also includes maternal grandparents, Nick and Rita Carey Gerhardt of Jefferson City, MO.; paternal grandparents, Ralph and Jean Glavin of Frankenstein, MO.; aunt, Jamie Glavin of Linn, MO.; uncles, Zach Carey and Toby and Laura Glavin, all of Jefferson city, MO.; cousin Lexi Glavin; and great-great grandmother, Ada Croy of Centertown, MO. Great-grandparents include: Jim Croy of California, MO., Pat McDow of Jefferson City, MO., Dorothy Mudd of Jefferson City, MO., and Catherine Kever of Loose Creek, MO.

Hailey is welcomed into heaven by uncle Benjamin Carey; maternal grandpa, Perry Carey; and great-grandparents, Andy Croy, Liz Croy, Garland Farrington, Francis Kever, and Wilma and Felix Glavin.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 15, 2009, from 2-3 p.m. at Capital City Christian Church, 1512 Swifts Hwy., Jefferson City. Memorial services will follow at the church at 3 p.m. with Rev. Troy Easley and Rev. Gary Baker officiating. Interment will follow in California City Cemetery at California, MO.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the March of Dimes.

Arrangements are under the direction of Houser-Millard Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main St., Jefferson City, MO.
But Jesus said, "Let the little ones come to me, and do not keep them away; for such is the kingdom of heaven." - Matthew 19:14