Our beloved 12-year-old son, Quincy, died in 2014. While mowing the lawn he was struck by a car and killed. Naturally, we were heartbroken. In the months following his death we began to wonder if the Lord would perhaps bless us with another child.
We consulted with my obstetrician and asked about the chance of conceiving naturally at age 45. He said we only had a 10 percent chance. Even if we did, there was a 50 percent chance of miscarriage and a one in 30 chance of the baby having Down syndrome.
Putting God in the equation, however, gives a different meaning to the statistics. We conceived a baby girl just one month after placing our trust in the Lord to bring beauty from ashes. We wanted a name that started with “Q” in honor of Quincy, so we named her Quianna.
The ultimate confirmation of God being in control was that our beautiful, healthy baby girl was born on Quincy’s birthday, Oct. 1. God is the giver and taker of life. We praise Him for His comfort and blessings!