Episode #77: Published March 29, 2021
Stories in this episode: Julie, Whitney, & Brooke each have a story to tell about the struggle and surprises of a life lived in pursuit of discipleship, but they can't tell their story without one another and they can't tell their story without the extraordinary life of Jonah, the little boy who brought them all together.
Quote from Neal A. Maxwell:
"The same God that placed that star in a precise orbit millennia before it appeared over Bethlehem in celebration of the birth of the Babe has given at least equal attention to placement of each of us in precise human orbits so that we may, if we will, illuminate the landscape of our individual lives, so that our light may not only lead others but warm them as well" (Neal A. Maxwell, That My Family Should Partake).
Julie's blog, where she felt prompted to share her experiences with Jonah: inthequietheartishidden.blogspot.com
Julie and Brooke holding Simon and Clara, Julie's children that she was able to have because of Brooke's egg donation. Julie is on the right and Brooke on the left:
Julie with her family:
Julie's son, Jonah, was born with Treacher Collins syndrome and passed away when he was only 14 months old:
Whitney with her son who Zach, who was also born with Treacher Collins syndrome. She heard Julie's story while at a Carl Bloch exhibit at the BYU Museum of Art:
Zach is now 7 years old:
Whitney with her family: