Meet Sarah and Emmett,
“Down syndrome was a diagnosis that our family was so familiar with due to my husband’s younger brother, Isaac. My husband was 7 years old when Isaac was born and the love our family has for Isaac has always been plentiful.
The day we received the call that our second child, Emmett, would have Down Syndrome was world stopping. It was something that we never imagined would impact our family twice. As a special needs sibling, my husband knew how much love we would have to give our son. He continued to remind me of this love even when I was full of doubt and fear. He gave me hope, reassurance, and glimpses of the love he saw growing up as a child.
After Emmett was born, I knew I wanted to share our story and help others who were going through the emotions of having a prenatal diagnosis. We knew all the things Emmett would be capable of because of Isaac, and we had so much hope because of him. There are so many other families who do not know anyone or anything about Down Syndrome and are usually only told about the negative parts. When Emmett was only six months old, we decided to move forward in launching a Nonprofit called Love that Surpasses to give other families this same hope we had.
The story behind our Nonprofit name originates from Ephesians 3:17-19, which states just how abundant God’s love is for all of us. Individuals with disabilities are often viewed and described as less, broken, and defective by worldly standards. We spread awareness about how we can fully rest in knowing how valued, loved, and worthy we all are in His love that surpasses knowledge.”
Founder & President of
Love that Surpasses
“Sarah, mother-of-two, found herself on an unexpected parenting journey for both of her children. For the first time ever, Sarah shares her personal testimony. She reveals how parenting a child, who stands out amongst the crowd, can leave us feeling in between light and darkness all at once.
She invites you to learn how this unanticipated road of parenting exposed two choices she could make: staying in the shadows or walking into the light of love. She quickly realizes that her love alone could only carry her and her children so far. Once she chose to live fully surrendered in the love of Christ; she was able to learn how to dodge the daily arrows that came from the enemy. Learn from her personal testimony, how this same love is available to all of us. A great surpassing love which you and your children can too flourish through. A love so great that fear and hopelessness cannot survive in the climate of it.
Sarah learned how sobering this love is, making her take a step back to question everything in her life. Slowly this love, which stands on a pedestal of truth, rewired the deepest parts of her thoughts. Now, seated before her, is an intricately made child who’s face shines like a light so brightly from the reflection of our Almighty God’s glory, instead of just a diagnosis.”