I am so honored to introduce you to an amazing couple and their family. Jonathan and Jennifer Scott are two of the most courageous, faithful and authentic people I know and I feel privileged to be a part of their story.
My husband and I met Jonathan over six years ago when we were struggling to get pregnant with our second child. A client recommended him to me, and Frank and I fell in love with him from the start. It was a hard road for us to get pregnant, and Jonathan was always there for us. Every visit he would beam when he spoke about his amazing wife and wild boys and I was so excited when they announced they were expecting their youngest baby boy Davis. Two and a half years ago I met Jennifer for the first time at Davis’s newborn session and I fell in love with her right away!! Her spirit draws you in and you want to be her best friend! I have been blessed to photograph them a few more times since then and I simply love their wild boys. They are just as wild as my girls and I mean, come on, with that amazing blonde hair, I am praying that at least one of my girls marry one of their boys so I can have some gorgeous grandbabies!!!
In the last six months, I have seen a strength in their faith that is unmatched by anyone I have ever met. Soon the Scott family will meet and say goodbye to their sweet baby Elizabeth Adair. I admire the strength Jennifer has through Christ so much. She shared about Elizabeth Adair on her Facebook page a few days ago, so I hope you will take a few minutes to read her words below and for all my prayer warriors to keep this special family and their perfect little miracle in your prayers.
“Jonathan and I would like to say a special thanks to Nicole Everson Photography for capturing some family photos for us as a family of 7. Unfortunately, in a few days, we will meet and have to say goodbye to our precious daughter, Elizabeth Adair.
For those who do not know our journey with this pregnancy, 2015 began with immense excitement after finding out that we would be adding one more to our crazy crew (could it actually be a girl?!) Although within a matter of weeks, that excitement quickly turned to sheer devastation when we learned that this sweet baby had a fatal birth defect. Needless to say, the grief over the last 7 months has been extremely difficult, but God in His sovereign and merciful ways has sustained us thus far.
As our time with Elizabeth is quickly coming to an end, we are asking for your prayers on August 25th. Specifically we are praying that she survives labor in order that we may spend a few minutes with her alive, then watch her peacefully pass into the arms of Jesus.
We are asking for prayer for our boys’ hearts. Not that the Lord will spare them from pain and suffering but that they will see how mightily God provides for his children when they are asked to walk through grief that cannot be explained this side of heaven.
Lastly, and I think the hardest thing for me to wrap my brain around, is that this will be the loss of a second daughter for us. I truly struggled early on with this diagnosis and the reality of walking the road of losing another baby and understanding God’s goodness in it.
I still don’t have the answer to that question, but we have peace and we have the assurance of knowing a sovereign AND good God. A sovereign God that created this baby girl to fulfill a specific plan and purpose before the beginning of time. And no matter how much we will grieve and long for Elizabeth to be a part of our earthly family, we know that… “for this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.” — 2 Corinthians 4:17
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