Three years ago, we were not certain we’d be this family of five.
Three years ago today, I lay in a hospital bed facing the harsh reality of spending the holiday in a stale room without the comforts of home and without a guarantee that these little girls would come into our lives safe and sound.
Three years ago, I was shopping online to bring “Santa’s gifts” to my oldest daughter while simultaneously being heartbroken that I wouldn’t be there with her when her eyes lit up with joy as she came bounding down the stairs to see them.
Three years ago…I was numb to the reality of what we might face but, as I reflect back I feel that pain so deeply…..even now. It’s amazing to me how emotional I feel about that time in our lives these years later.
Quite frankly it’s stifling at times.
That hospital bed…that room where I spent five weeks of my life just hoping we would have a happy ending. That pink hospital on the hill where I would go each and every day (except for one) to see my little preemies fighting for their lives for eleven straight weeks with no guarantees they wouldn’t have severe setbacks or that we would go home with both of them.
Just thinking back to that time…those four long months in the hospital… brings such pain and weight…
When I saw this card this year, it seemed only fitting….because we certainly have every reason to be counting our many, many blessings this year.
A healthy, happy family….
What more can I ask for?
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