I was honored to be able to be a guest blogger on the beautiful blog Chasing Dragonflies… this one was hard to write because it brought back a whirlwind of emotions. I remember the memorial like yesterday. XOXO to any parents who have had to do the same, and a great big thank you to Chasing Dragonflies for letting me “write it out”. Click the above link to read and then follow the Chasing Dragonflies blog too!
I am not surprised, but I am overwhelmingly encouraged to see that there are other organizations that are dedicated to helping parents make it through their time in the NICU. I found this letter, and it is inspiring and perfect in almost every way so I wanted to share. Because HOPE is needed every day, whether its day one in the NICU or day 564. There is no straight line to walk, there is no NORMAL in the NICU. So, for those who want to support those they know who are fighting this fight and who are wondering what they could do, click through the link above to read the letter on the blog Life With Jack. PRINT this letter and give it to the ones who need it. It will matter and it will make a difference, if only for a moment, I promise you it will.
Cheers & Hugs
If you have a sick baby, this may be one of the most valuable memories you can have. These professional photographers donate their time and talent to this organization and will come to take precious photos of your little one in a way that will provide solace in a time of loss. Whether they were born sleeping or whether they end up very ill after birth, the care shown is phenomenal in these moments when families are suffering so much.
The Annual ISCU picnic is coming up at the end of June! I’m thrilled to be a part of this event, and know that the families who come back to reunite with their nurses & doctors always look forward to it. if you’re a graduate of the ISCU and you’d like to register your child, please follow the link – it’s free to attend. Come join us!