Some days I have to give in to the emotions of everything that has happened to us and just feel it. Those are some of the hardest and most difficult days to endure. I cry and replay the days of sadness on repeat and feel every bit of emotion. Those extreme sorrows and dark, cloudy days also allow a full mental clarity of everything that has been going well and we have to be thankful for. I’m able to put away the sadness and really appreciate the gestures that have brought us happiness. I choose to focus on the positive people, experiences and blessings we have in our lives.
The amount of people that have reached out to us from near and far is so overwhelming, I can’t properly thank every person. So, I’d like to dedicate some words to groups of people that have been present for us during such a difficult time in our lives.
We have so many prayer groups, church members, and people that have no connection to us personally, bringing us up in their prayers and personal thoughts daily. We had Holy Water from Lourdes, France, sent to us to anoint our babies with; that’s pretty amazing. To all of these prayer warriors, good vibes senders, and anyone else that has just thought of us at some point, thank you. Thank you so much for having empathy and sending some form of healing our way. We do feel it, and these gestures mean so much to all of us.
Brian and I have spent countless hours in the car going back and forth from the hospital. It isn’t easy to grocery shop and cook right now. We are so thankful to everyone that has put a meal on our table and gas in our tank. Whether you drove all the way out and delivered food to our door, sent us gift cards to local restaurants and gas stations, or sent money in some form- Thank you. You have truly helped us have the time and energy to keep up this busy NICU parent lifestyle. Our lives have been made a little easier by your kindness.
As I mentioned, some days are plain difficult. Brian and I have received so many sympathy cards and gifts. Your kind words were soothing and the thoughtful gifts were very appreciated. Isla has a little spot in our home dedicated to her and it is decorated by these beautiful gifts and blessings that have been sent our way. Thank you.
We’re very blessed by our children, Quinn and Cameron. Quinn is doing much better and her lungs are developing well. She weighs 3lb 5oz and is a goofy little wiggle worm. We believe she has red hair, looks like a little monkey and is the cutest girl around ❤ Cameron has been growing and his lungs are also developing pretty well for being so premature. Cameron is 3lb 14oz and full of personality. His facial expressions and squeaks make us smile. He might have Brian’s cheekbones and will be the cutest boy on the block!