Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"Meeting" Other Preemie Families

Sadly, premature births are not uncommon. And I have the pleasure of meeting other preemie moms in real life rather frequently. Happily, these are often moms of babies born between 33 and 36 weeks... not quite the same scenario as my 24 week early arrival!

One of the great joys of writing this blog is that I get to "meet" other preemie parents, all of whom have their own unique stories and journeys.

Yesterday was a day that really brought that connection to the foreground...

Kristie McNealy talked about how prematurity affected her family...

Phoebe recalled her first child's sudden and dramatic entry into the world too soon...

The Murray Crew mama of quads- FOUR preemies!- and I reminisced about shooting commercials for two (rival *wink*) Indianapolis children's hospitals...

Chic Crafty Chick shared about her miracle baby... her unending faith and a doctor's stubborn doubt.

Heather writes about her experience giving birth far too early with her first child. (Happily, her second was born full-term just two weeks after my third!)

I could go on and on about the inspirational stories that I've had the pleasure of reading.

Yesterday was Prematurity Awareness Day and I urged you all to educate and empower yourselves.

I, for one, am committed to working for and supporting preemies every single day. This beautiful online community has helped introduce me to others with the same determination, faith, and perseverance.

That works for me.
This post is linked to Works For Me Wednesday, hosted at We Are THAT Family.


Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

I have 27 weekers at my house. They are two and a half. I have to get a post up this week also. :) Glad to have found you.

The Murray Crew said...

It was a great day of celebrating miracles and rememberance!

LOVE the new look, btw! =)