Thursday, May 26, 2005

We are SO lucky

When Mikayla was born, Courtney and I were very upset that we didn't get to take her home on time. We worried constantly while she was in the NICU about when we would get to take her home and show her her new room, and hang out with her on our couch and take naps with her and everything else.

I guess, in focusing on when we were going to be able to take her home, we neglected to remember that we had a mostly healthy baby girl, and didn't really need to worry about whether she would come home. We had the luxury of being upset about when she would come home.

This week I came across a link to a weblog. Be forewarned, I teared up twice when reading the events of the past week.

Mei Giagnocavo's story.

Thank you Mei, for your sacrifice. Your story has reminded me of everything that is good in life, and has encouraged me to remember that the distractions of work are not nearly so important as my family.

God bless you and keep you, Mei.


Courtney said...

Guys...he's not kidding. This made me cry for the last half hour.

Mom said...

It only takes one story like this to remind us all how short and precious life is...and how incredibly lucky we all are.