Friday, June 25, 2010

Jessica's Birthday

Today is the 24th birthday of my Great-Niece Jessica Diane Iverson. Jessica was her mothers 8th pregnancy. Previous to Jessica's conception, Christy had 4 miscarriages and 3 live births. The last baby lived less than 24 hours. The Dr., certain that Christy could not carry the baby long enough for her to be born healthy, encourage her to abort the baby. Christy refused, wanting to give the baby a chance to survive. I went to my church and the Body of Christ began praying.

Jessica was born 12 weeks early and weighed in at a whopping 3lb 3oz. Lots of prayer during the pregnancy and all those weeks in the NICU resulted in a beautiful and very healthy little girl.

Jessica thrived, graduated with honors from high school and the university. During her time at WSU she became a follower of our Savior Jesus Christ.

I am so proud of the woman she has become and am grateful to God for her life.

Happy birthday sweet Jessica. i love you very much.


  1. Happy (late) birthday to Jessica from me too! My granddaughter Emily was only 3 lbs 6 oz at birth also, she was premature too but has grown into a fine sassy 3 year old!

  2. What a wonderful testimony of the power of prayer, and how great for Jessica to know she is so loved!

    Thank you for the info about opals—I never knew that they came in different colors!