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.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Hailey!




Hailey Marie Glavin

Born Friday, June 12 at 6:03 a.m.

Weight: 4 lbs. 6 oz.
Length: 16 3/4 in.

She had ten fingers, ten toes, and was perfect in every way! She embraced us for 42 miraculous minutes before going home.

Hailey's visitation and memorial service will be held on Monday, June 15 at Capital City Christian Church located at 1512 Swifts Hwy, Jefferson City, MO. This is an open invitation to rejoice in God's greatness, and celebrate Ms. Hailey's life. Visitation is from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. with the memorial service immediately following.

I will write more soon, but please, please know that your prayers were answered for our family! Thank you!
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