Mother shares touching photos of the son she knew wouldn't survive

By Shanaaz Prince
16 December 2015

He didn't survive life outside of the womb, but Genavive Edman was glad to have met her baby boy and had a chance to say goodbye

She knew she wouldn't see him grow up one day. But that didn't stop Genavive Edman celebrating her unborn son's life by documenting her entire pregnancy.

Born on 15 September this year, baby Clark Job Edman would have been the second son of Genavive and Cameron and a baby brother to little Gabe. But while still growing in his mother’s womb, he was diagnosed with a condition known as Acrania.

Genavive with baby Clark Job after his birth Genavive with baby Clark Job after his birth

Acrania is a fetal anomaly where either part of or the entire fetal skull does not develop. Changes of survival outside of the womb are slim to none.

But even knowing this, Genavive, from the US, refused to abort her baby and carried him for nine months, documenting her growing belly.

Parents, Cameron and Genavive wanted to meet their son even though they knew he wouldn't survive outside of the womb Parents, Cameron and Genavive wanted to meet their son even though they knew he wouldn't survive outside of the womb

“Life is precious, miraculous, worthwhile and beautiful,” she said on her Facebook page.

After his birth, Genavive shared beautiful and touching pictures of her baby boy, her journey through her pregnancy and even pictures of his funeral to her Facebook page to emphasis her believe that "every child believes to live up to their God-given potential".

Big brother Gabe with his parents Cameron and Genavive embrace baby Clark Job Big brother Gabe with his parents Cameron and Genavive embrace baby Clark Job

"This is our second child, Clark Job. He was born to heaven 9.15.2015 and we were blessed to spend 9 beautiful months with him. We made the most of our time and love him as our child.

"Perhaps we love him so strongly that we gave him a lifetime of love in less than a year. We will continue to love him even though he's gone...To go from countless kicks and squirms (along with my own dreams of a future for him) to nothing is deafening when you know that instead of lying in the crib next to your bed, his little body lies cradled in a casket," she shared.

Cameron, Gabe and Genavive at Clark Job's funeral Cameron, Gabe and Genavive at Clark Job's funeral

Source: Facebook, liveactionnews.org

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