Thursday, March 13, 2008


Welcome to our blog! This blog is about our journey during our pregnancy with Sophie Ann. Sophie Ann was diagnosed with Trisomy 13 and HPE at 15 weeks gestation. This is a fatal diagnosis. We were offered termination, but we chose to give our little girl a chance at life. It was a very difficult journey filled with lots of emotions, but in the end, it was worth every minute. All 9 minutes that we held her. You have probably found this blog from the referral of a friend, a news story, the Trisomy 13 website, Focus on the Family's website, ect. Please hang around and read all about our journey, I am sure you will be inspired and encouraged in your faith. Our journey began on September 21 of 2007. You will need to go to the bottom of the blog and click on old posts, this will take you back to 07'. If you are in this same situation, please don't hesitate to e-mail me. I would love to talk with you or put you in contact with another mother under similar circumstances.
Aimee Weathers
This blog will also include information about our China adoption. We started the international adoption process in May of 07, just 2 months before we conceived our Sophie Ann. We are looking forward to bringing home "Lily" sometime in the next 6-12 months.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


Please e-mail me if you need a password to our new blog. I have entered all the the e-mails into the private blog info, but sometimes I make typing mistakes and that is why you have not received a password. Sorry, I am doing my best!!!!

Our new blog is up and running and would love for you to come visit. Hang in there with me as we make this blog transition!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Thank you for your faithfulness in praying for us over the last several months. We have been so encouraged by all of your words of encouragement. At this point, we are going to bring this blog to an end. Aimee has created a new blog for friends and family to follow as we continue on our journey of life. Many of you should receive an e-mail with information on how to access the new blog. IF you don't, please e-mail Aimee and she will add you to the blog list.
We pray that your lives have been touched and changed. Thanks again for your continued prayers. To God be the Glory!
The Weathers Family


Sunday, February 3, 2008

Dear Friends,

I wanted to get these picture up quicker, but our family has been hit with the flu! YUK! We all (except HG) came down with it on Thursday. I am feeling better today, just a little weak. I am still trying to figure out how to post a power point slide show....ughh technology! If anyone knows how, please help!

We really had a great time this past week just being together. Carlton and I both slept about 12 hours a night for 3 days. Sweet little Hannah Grace would wake up and take care of Noah, I think they watched waaaaay too much TV...and they ate complete junk food for breakfast, but hey, who cares. It was really great to get away. It was even better to come home (especially being sick) to a CLEAN house. Thank you Grace Fellowship women for cleaning my house and stocking my freezer with food. Ya'll really went above and beyond!

So, you ask, How am I doing? - Honestly, I have good moments and really low moments. I really struggle at night. Its weird, it gets dark outside, and I start getting a lot of anxiety. Its in these moments that I really have to cling to God's word and pray, pray, pray. I honestly have to say, I never expected it to be this hard. While I was pregnant, I thought that once she was born, I would be able (to some extent) to grieve and move on. Boy, was I wrong. How I wish she was back in my belly! My body literally aches to hold her, to have her with me. Selfishly, I want her back! But, in my heart, I know she is with her precious Savior and is happy. I told my mom, I feel like I have turned into an old woman. You know, old people, they sit around and long for heaven. Now, heaven seems so sweet and wonderful. How wonderful it will be to hold my daughter again and most of all, wrap my arms aroung my Savior who has carried me faithfully through this trial. As hard as this road was and is... I know He will reach out His hands to me and say "Well done, my child." And all the heartache and suffering will be worth it, just to be able to hear those words.

I have so much more to write, but that is all for now. Back to the bed to eat more crackers and watch yet another makeover episode on TLC. UGH...

I am working on the other blog this week. Hopefully, I will have it up by the end of the week. This blog will journal our adoption and it will also be a place for me to journal my thoughts.

I hope you enjoy these precious pictures of our little girl. She was more beautiful than I ever imagined.


Monday, January 28, 2008

Be Still And Know...

Dear Friends,
I wanted to let you know that we are spending some time together as a family this week. Our "getaway" is breathtaking and we are enjoying God's creation like never before. In the past, when we go places, I have some "itinerary" of all the places we have to go or have to take the kids. WE HAVE ZERO PLANS. And I have never been more happier. Right now, as I type, I am enjoying the laughter of my kids and Carlton as they wrestle on the floor. Its so loud and I love every bit of it. I have so much to write and so much to reflect over. Sophie Ann has changed us, every fiber of our being. She was truly a gift from above. I will write more.. like I said, there is so much I want to say and share with you all. We will also do our best to get the power point and picture slide show on the blog. We have had so many people ask to see it. Please pray for us this week. Pray that our nights would be peaceful.
Aimee and Carlton

Thursday, January 24, 2008


-Funeral services for Infant Sophie Ann Weathers will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Anniston Memorial Funeral Home with her father, Rev. Carlton Weathers officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include her parents, Carlton and Aimee Weathers, her sister, Hannah Grace; her brother Noah Weathers; her grandparents, Ann and Ivy Knight of Columbus MS; Rex Davidson of Roanoke, VA and Roy and Deborah Weathers of Columbus, MS; great-grandparents, Helen Lindley of Macon, MS, Betty Pounders, Roy Weathers and Fanny May Weathers of Columbus, MS; four aunts and one uncle.
Pallbearers will be Ivy Knight, Rex Davidson, Jordan Weathers, J.C. Robinson, Barry Smith, Aaron Acker, Carlton Brown, and Don Sprayberry.
Memorial donations may be made to Grace Fellowship Church, Sophie Ann Weathers Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 8042, Anniston, AL 36202