New Here

If you are visiting for the first time, Welcome. We’re thankful you are here and honored to introduce you to precious Pearl.

The following links provide a glimpse into the heart and hope of Pearl’s story. Thank you for reading, praying and sharing.

Given a fighting chance, little Pearl thrives by Marybeth Hicks, Washington Times columnist

The Man Upstairs, His Plan, and a Van by Ursula Hennessey, On the Culture blog

Letter from Eric & Ruth on March 22, 2012

Letter from Eric & Ruth on April 18, 2012

Pearl Joy Brown: daughter of promise, giver of hope (Ruth’s letter about Pearl)

Pearl has arrived!

Pearl is 2 days old!

The new normal

To read more of Pearl’s story, please visit the Archives.

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20 thoughts on “New Here

  1. Hello. My name is Allison and your story was referred to me through a friend. I work here at Focus on the Family and I administrate a facebook page called, “I Am Pro-Life.” We are excited to share your story of sweet little Pearl. I understand that Dad has granted us permission, so we are going to go ahead and post this weekend! Please take a moment to check us out; we feature many stories (similar to Pearl’s) and we affirm life at ALL stages and conditions. I just wanted to give you a head’s up that we are sharing this with almost 340,000 fans tomorrow and pray that it will impact some of those lives.

    Thank you,


    PS…if you need to get in touch with me, feel free to e-mail me at

  2. Your story is almost unbelieveable. But God is good! He knows your plan in life before you do and that of Pearl’s. It seems as though it is His will for her to live. I love how you chose her name. She is absolutely beautiful! It’s easy to fall in love with her. You and your family will remain in my prayers from now on. I’ve signed up for the updates b/c I want to continue to see how she is blossoming. The Lord will provide for your needs of rest, a van, the right doctors, etc.

    In Christ,

  3. What an amazing and inspiring story! Thank you for sharing.I look forward to following this story and your family will most certainly be in my prayers.And thanks to “I Am Pro Life” for featuring this story today.

  4. Today Is Sunday Sept 16,2012 I have just read Pearl’s story she is a sweet little girl the Lord has something special for her He is so awesome to spare this sweet and wonderful little girl we are praying for you, Pearl God bless you and your family in a very special way Vada Rigolo

  5. WOW i am amused by what you guys have done, there are not coincidences in life and this morning as i opened my computer and read news, the article about Peal Joy came to my sight and as i began to read the more and more i wanted to know about you. God is soo faithful and He sees the love you guys have for the baby, that is one of his commandments love one another,and this is a true example, you guys shown me God is all that matters, God has the control of every situation and he opens doors and each time the doors are bigger and bigger and He is loyal to whom is loyal with Him, God is the best physician and he know you and baby Pearl and he has her life in His hands, and no matter what is the result of this beautiful story, God makes all things work together for our good. I feel so blessed reading about her it is so inspirational, Thank you so much for sharing and for putting God first, we serve an awesome God.

  6. Psalm 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Pearl is a precious gift from the creator! I love your story. Thank-you so much for sharing it!

  7. Before reading your story for the first time, I had just finished reading about a “botched” 35 week abortion. I pray that everyone who is “pro-choice” sees your story, such a strong testament to the beauty and importance of ALL life. It seems that God is using lovely Pearl to touch more hearts and lives in the short time she has been here already than most people do in their full lifetimes. It is quite apparent from the many blogs and pictures that your family is in the midst of a heavenly presence. Pearls face actually seems to radiate God’s love. May God’s face continue to shine upon your family and grant you peace.

  8. Our precious Reagan Karol was born on January 22, 2006 and born into eternal life on January 29, 2006. The doctors told us that she had Trisomy 18, which was incompatible with life. I reminded them very quickly that our daughter was VERY MUCH alive in their NICU! God gave us 7 days to get to know our daughter and gave us the strength, through faith, to peacefully give her back to her Father! I am so thankful that there are parents like you all that God has carefully chosen to give Pearl Joy the life He has masterfully planned for her! God Bless you, Pearl Joy, and your family.

  9. Eric and Ruth, my granddaughter is seven weeks old. We were given a dire prognosis very much like yours, at about 20 weeks. They thought at the time it was a brain hemorrhage. The prognosis was poor. They presented termination of the pregnancy as an option, but my daughter fortunately chose to carry her to term. We are Christians, too, and have had a large number of people praying for us for months. Aleiya Jewel Seavey entered the world screaming to be heard, and specialists were standing by, prepared for the worst. The doctor sounded quite surprised. “It’s a healthy girl!” she said wonderingly. She was the one who had most urgently counseled us to terminate. Of course, they took her for an MRI. Although she looks normal, there is something very wrong with her. They said she has schizencephaly, very similar to what Pearl has. The membrane is missing between the two halves of the brain. She also has septic optic displasia, which comes with it.The news wasn’t good, but better than we had hoped. She isn’t expected to die in infancy from the condition itself, although, like Pearl, she could die from pneumonia or something like that. Aleiya is looking and acting normal, so far, but the neurologist said she is at risk for retardation, cerebral palsy, motor problems, visual problems, and has a 50 percent chance of serious seizure disorder. She could have any one or all of these conditions, each on a spectrum of anything from mild to severe. So the prognosis is variable. She is far from being out of the woods. She feeds slowly; muscle tone is poor, they said. But she is doing better than anyone expected. As with Pearl, people at the hospital were calling her a miracle baby, and all the personnel who had done the frequent ultrasound checks and fetal monitoring were very interested in seeing her. We don’t know what is ahead for us, but we are trusting the grace of God to carry us, as we know you are. If you want to get in touch with us, please look through your new sign ups for your blog, for Seaveyartist. I don’t want to put my contact info out there for the public, but if you email me and put Pearl’s name in the subject line, we will email you back. It would do my daughter Melody a world of good to talk to you guys. Linda Seavey

  10. First off, all 3 of your children are just too cute!! 🙂 Little Pearl has such striking redish hair and beautiful blue eyes…she’s a beautiful baby! Congrats on the new addition to your family and God bless! 🙂

  11. Hi. I am so moved by your letter to this physician. I am a special ed teacher who works with babies with special needs. I have been in the field for 15 years. All of the babies I work with are miracles and defy the odds. Your Pearl is a beauty and may she continue to thrive and spread love to all those that know her!
    Thank you for sharing your story.

  12. I was on Facebook, I clicked to watch a video-it took me to Godvine-the video played, then yours came on-Beautiful absolutely beautiful, all of you & Pearl, what a beautiful child. I am so glad to have found your video. Bless all of you!!

  13. well to start with i want to say she is so darn cute hold on to your faith i have a handicapped granddaughter that we have been told she is brain dead she is far from it she will soon be 7 and everyday we have with her is wonderful a simple smile to us is everything and we hold on to them for dear life keep doing what u are doing your have a beautiful family god bless

  14. I have 2 redheaded daughters, too! That alone makes your Pearl very special. Mr. and Mrs. Brown, she is simply beautiful … God’s perfect plan.

  15. I am so thankful that I happened to have stumbled across Eric’s Instagram and that I read Pearl’s story. This family is such an encouragement to me. Pearl is such a fighting soul, and I do believe that she has a special gift that non-specialneeds people do not have. It’s as though she sees a different realm with the look she has in her eyes in pictures. I enjoy reading what Eric writes about his beloved daughter and family. He is so inspiring in how he views things and reacts to the hardships in life. This whole family touches my heart and I love them so much, even though I’ve never met or talked to them. This story speaks volumes to me and I pray and think about Pearl so offen. God bless the Brown Family

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