Friday, January 29, 2010


My name is Bri. I like to write.

One of the hardest questions for me to answer is, "How many kids do you have?"

In June of 2007, I gave birth to sextuplets. They were born far too early at 22 weeks and 6 days gestation. Against all odds, they survived their birth, but 5 of our sweet babes were not strong enough to keep living.

Bennet Ryan lived 3 days.

Tryg Brenton lived 4 days.

Lincoln Sean lived 5 days.

Cadence Alana lived 13 days.

Lucia Rae lived 42 days.

And Sylas Christopher, our miracle child? Well, he's living hundreds of days and counting...

This blog is the story of our family and our journey through the murky waters of grief and how we're learning to find Little Green Pastures in the everyday.

Thanks for coming along.


  1. Bri - just popped over from MIS - what an amazing story - and this photo is fantastic.

  2. What an inspiration your family is!

  3. I remember reading about you when your sextuplets were born and prayed for you all in those hard weeks. I was excited to find your blog- Little Green pastures this week. Thanks for being so honest and open. What an encouragement to read your blog entries and I will continue to pray for healing for you all.
    Helen - a missionary teaching first grade in the school I attended as a MK in Bolivia, S.A.

  4. Hi there :) I just came across your blog and I have to tell you, you and your husband are amazingly strong. My husband and I lost our son in December of 2008 and that was hard enough. I admire your strength! I'll definitely be a regular reader.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. What a wonderful beautiful family you have. God bless you all, and your little ones up in Heaven. I love your blog and am in awe of the stunning photos! Do you take these? Plus, your little Sylas and his adorable doll brought tears to my eyes. Sweet beyond words.

  6. Wow! What and ispiration story of strenght! I'm literally crying, I can't imagine! However, God is Faithful!! And just to look at the picture of your little boy with his boy doll ;) I want them both!! :) You and your family are trully a blessing! Thank you for sharing!!

  7. i found your blog through steph at adventures in babywearing (you commented on a post). and once i read your story i just had to follow along. you seem like a beautiful person both inside and out. i'm excited to get to know you through this. :)

  8. I found your blog through Baby Steph. You are a such a beautiful person and truly inspiring with your strength - what an incredible journey you and your family have been through. Enjoy reading your blog!

  9. I just found your blog from Our Micro Preemie Twins. I am in tears reading your story. May God comfort your soul and continue to use your story to reach others. Many blessings to you.

  10. Hi Bri, I found your blog randomly on twitter and it spoke to my heart. After reading your story, I am truly amazed by your strength. Thank you for ministering to my own heartache by sharing your own. I look forward to following along on this journey that you are on with your family. Prayers said for you all tonight.

  11. Hi, Bri. New follower here. Just came across your blog today. You have a truly remarkable story - one that is so very honest and true - and I so admire you for your strength. Thank you for sharing. I'll definitely be a regular reader. :)

    Take care.

  12. Came across your blog this morning and it truly brought me to tears. Thank you for sharing your incredible story.


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