After you read about Our Story below, please visit The Abby Grace Project by clicking the tab above. We have started this project as a way to honor our baby girl and to allow her to continue impacting this world as was God’s plan.
We are two ordinary parents who had our first child on September 30, 2011. Her name is Abigail Grace, and she is a gift from God. On May 20, 2011, Abigail was given the diagnosis of Alobar Holoprosencephaly. You can read more about this day in our post Friday, May 20, 2011. Our hearts were broken to learn that she may not live very long on this earth. That day we left the doctor choosing to live each day with purpose, cherishing every moment we have with her. Each day we lift her up to our God knowing that He has a plan, and in it, He loves our Abigail unconditionally. This blog is about our life’s journey through this heartache and joy. Although a blog about our Abigail, it is more about the love of our God and His presence in our lives.
Why The Father’s Delight? we decided that when choosing our child’s name, we wanted to choose one with intention. We did not necessarily want to choose one that sounded good (although we did spend a few hours finding one that seemed to flow). Instead, our goal was to choose a name that meant something and hopefully a name that our child would live up to. So, Abigail was our first choice. By definition, it means The Father’s Delight. And that is just what she is. Not only to our Father God, but also to me. She is the most amazing, beautiful, and precious little lamb and is already showing to be made in the image of God. We leave you here with a video of our Abigail.
With God’s Love,
Jo Anna and Lyle Workman