Cherishing the Journey is here to offer comfort and guidance to parents who lovingly continue their pregnancy after receiving a negative prenatal diagnosis for their baby, as well as parents who have experienced the loss of an infant. We believe that each child is a gift, and we wish to help families honor their beloved baby by providing memory items, support, and resources.
The loving decision to carry your baby to term will undoubtedly be one of the most difficult things you will ever experience. When I found out about Matthew, I was given the option to terminate, but that wasn't an option for my husband and I. We believe that each child is given to us for a reason, and we wanted to carry out God's plan and give our baby a chance despite the grim diagnosis.
I cried often in the beginning, wondering how I would make it through an entire pregnancy knowing that my child would die at the end of it all. However, it was the best decision possible for our family, and my time with Matthew was precious.
We found ways to enjoy him, make memories and be happy while he was with us. He taught us so much about love and family. He brought us all together, closer than before. It didn't take before we'd realized why this precious baby boy was given to us.
Cherishing the Journey was started to let you know that you have this option of of continuing your pregnancy. We know it's a difficult thing to be faced with, but we encourage you to embrace your situation and child during this time, and come to face-to-face with your beautiful baby. It's so important to have the support of someone who has been in your shoes.
To assist you with creating memories, we would like to provide you with a memory box of items we believe will be helpful to you. Please contact us to arrange for one of these boxes.
With much love,