Monday, September 15, 2008

The Importance of Reconnecting

We had the great pleasure of attending a NICU reunion at our children's hospital this past weekend. It was such an absolute joy and delight to reconnect with some of the amazing doctors and nurses who played such a huge role in our little girl's survival. The greatest way I know to thank them is to, of course, tell them. But also to show them how far our daughter has come. To see their happiness when she runs up to them and says "Hi!"

Just as heartwarming as seeing the medical professionals is catching up with other parents. I've spoken of the H. family in the past as being our NICU mentors. Their sweet little girl was born at 23w5d a couple months before ours and they were always those few steps ahead of us. We always knew we could count on them to know how we were feeling at any given point.

It was a fantastic moment for all of us to reconnect back in 2006 at our first NICU reunion...

It was a fabulous time to see them again this past weekend.

Who do think has changed more?


Ryann said...

So wonderful to meet you and your family at the reunion. I felt like we had been friends forever. Sorry we couldn't spend more time with you... lots of people to catch up with.

nicole green said...

it was great meeting you at the reunion! :) it's always nice to put a face with a blog!

JessieLeigh said...

Great to meet you both too!! : )