Micah Nicholson: Choosing to remember

I recently came across a quote by Cesare Pavese that said, “We do not remember days, we remember moments.”

Micah Nicholson

While I believe the quote is true, our minds are filled with moments turned to memories. If you’ve ever been through something that completely blindsided you though, you remember the day. When a significant event happens in your life, the date matters.

My day was April 6, 2013, when my second son was born. My husband and I had a 5-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son when Jacob came into our lives. Moving from two kids to three was going to be a challenge, but we were up for it. We were excited to be adding to our family. But we never imagined not being able to bring Jacob home.

I found out at my 18-week ultrasound that Jacob did not develop all his organs. That is also a date I will not forget. It’s the day grief entered our lives. I chose to keep carrying Jacob despite his diagnosis. We prayed for God to move, and many people prayed for him to be born whole

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