My name is Megan. I am a writer and an artist. I live in beautiful Colorado with my husband, Steven. I started this blog after we got married, and it has been a fun way to chronicle the evolution of our home.

I am also a mama. On December 4, 2009, our lives were changed forever when, through ultrasound, we got the first glimpse of our son, Samuel, due at the end of April 2010. Our joy was mixed with intense sorrow when we learned that Sam had several anomalies, and was eventually diagnosed with Triploidy. We made the decision not to terminate, and we treasured every moment we had with him. On February 18, our sweet baby boy was born to heaven, and we named him Samuel Evan. I need the world to know that Sam was here, that he was a treasure, and that we love him. Every person who meets Sam through this blog is an encouragement to me.

Then, on June 10, 2011, my second son, Ezra, was born. Never before have I felt such joy or experienced such healing as when I heard Ezra’s cries in the delivery room and held him for the first time. I love mothering my little boy and working with Steven to bring him up in the way he should go.

I am a believer, saved by Jesus Christ. I began my walk with Christ when I was a little girl, and am a testament to the truth that He who began a good work will be faithful to complete it. I am far from complete, but the Lord is at work in my life on a daily basis, ever faithful. I hope this is evident in my writing.


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  1. Hi Megan,

    I received your post to the living with trisomy 13 group this afternoon. First of all, be assured I will be praying for you, your husband and baby Samuel. The next several months will be emotionally trying, but knowing that people are lifting you up in prayer, and more importantly that God is going through this with you and knew from the beginning, will carry you through when your strength is exhausted. My daughter, Kimberly Shedd carried and delivered our precious granddaughter on October 15th. She did not make it to birth alive, which we had so prayed and hoped for. We have left it with God, that He knew what we could handle, and our prayer was that Grace be healed and made completely whole before she was born. I believe she was, because Jesus took her and healed her in heaven, before her earthly body was born. She was a beautiful baby. Her only outward signs of the full trisomy 13 were six perfectly formed toes on each toe. She did have spina bifida but that was only visible when she was turned tummy down. She had a heart with major defects, a brain that did not form properly and a kidney that was totally blocked, all of these which lead to her death, according to the doctors. However, we know that God is in control of all, and He created Grace to live in heaven. Our treasure is stored up there.
    I have a son whose birthday is the day you found out about Samuel’s challenges. I will remember Samuel, and I will ask my son, who is a Bible college sophmore, to pray for Samuel. Hopefully you will sign up on the living with trisomy13 prenatal diagnosis site, so I can follow your journey easier.

    Linda Robinson
    Grace Shedd’s grandma
    Chandler, AZ (treaured albums

  2. Megan, I love, love, love this new profile picture of you…you will never be the same because of Sam’s beautiful, precious life…you will always be Sammy’s momma and Steven, his daddy. You are so beautiful in this picture…I see Samuel’s momma! By the way, that is some awesome hair….

  3. Dear Megan

    First, and really the only thing that matters (!), I am so sorry Sam is not hear with you and your husband. My heart goes out to you in these early days as you begin your journey of grief.

    I am glad that you are finding comfort from your faith and knowing that Sam is in heaven.

    I am also glad that you are blogging and sharing with the world about Sam. This is so worth while, Sam’s influence lives on and his life touches others. Also, you can help other people.

    My abigail also died of triploidy at 33 weeks. We miss her dearly.

    Peace and healing to you and Steven

  4. Hi Megan,

    I actually found your blog through [online forum]. I believe we’re on the same Junebugs board and it looks like our little ones will be here very soon!

    I also suffered a loss last August, which was devastating for me (I’ve written a little bit about it on my own blog). Praying for our little ones who will be arriving in just a few short weeks! Congrats =).

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