I know from the title this sounds like a major downer of an episode, but I assure you it's not. Joel and Samantha Brandt have walked through heartache few of us know but their hope, faith, and joy overflow in our conversation together. When pregnant with their first child, Joel and Samantha learned at the anatomy scan that their daughter was diagnosed with Trisomy 18. Delivered at 38 weeks after her heart stopped beating, the Brandts held Reagan for the first and last time. Grieving their loss while hoping to still add to their family, Joel and Samantha tried to get pregnant again for a year and, for still unknown reasons, were not able to conceive. They turned to the adoption process to help create their family and were excited to bring home son, Tucker Cole, in early January 2017. In this podcast, you'll hear from both Joel and Samantha as they share their story of loss and hope. And you'll hear little Tucker chime in at one point! Their waiting arms are now filled with a gift from the Lord.
You'll Get Through This by Max Lucado