Bundles of energy that burst open each morning with words they learned the day before.
Their hair is growing long and wavy.
They almost have all of their teeth.
Eyes that are full of curiosity and wonder, that light up when they see something they adore: birds, the moon, fish, Daddy, family on the web cam, baby seahorse and Pooh Bear.
|Holding Savannah for the first time.|
Prematurity is a rough road to travel down. Harder for the baby, but trialsome on the heart and minds of the new parents. It's no lie when you hear someone repeat the quote, "it's a roller coaster of emotions." There is no guarantee that the update a doctor brings will be good. You always have to be ready for those potholes.
|Touching Hope for the first time after being told I wasn't allowed to hold her. Crocodile tears anyone?|
That is the best way to describe the feelings that evolve from an experience like this.
A good day can take a quick turn for the worse...and you...all you can do is be there...pray for God's grace...
We were one of the fortunate families.
Will you stop today and think about the families that are facing that roller coaster of emotions in NICU's abroad? Pray that their hearts will settle on the Lord for strength and courage because prematurity is totally rocking their world right now.
Today is November 17, 2011.
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