Our days are complex. They are full of deep sorrow over the loss we are experiencing. There is also much joy and hope in the goodness of Christ. The tension that is present between the extremes can feel exhausting.
Late on the night that Jane passed, we received a call about organ donation. Robert and I are both organ donors, but we never expected to make the decision for our children. Without hesitation the answer was yes, please use whatever organs were viable. In the next couple of days we were told by different professionals that it was unlikely they would be able to use any of Jane’s organs. This made me sad. I thought it would have been just like Jane to better or save someone’s life even in her death.
The God who formed and knit Jane together in my womb, who created her heart valves, also created them for someone else.
A few days ago we received a letter from Life Link. It was personal and I will cherish it forever. We were informed that Jane’s heart valves were able to be used for someone else. I wept in my driveway. The God who formed and knit Jane together in my womb, who created her heart valves, also created them for someone else. What a mighty and awesome God we serve.
Robert and I have been praying for the recipient. It is our desire that this person, if not already, would come to salvation in the Lord. We pray that this person will have a powerful testimony of God’s goodness and lead many to Christ. We pray this heart would faithfully serve and love the Lord. Our prayer for this heart has not changed. We prayed these things for Jane and now we’re praying them for someone else.