Twice this week found Julia and me circling the parking lot looking for an empty space.
Twice we made our way through the big doors of a hospital.
Two different states, two different cousins (one from either side of the family) two different babies. Two different set of challenges.
Same fierce love.
My Mom’s quotes a plaque from her nursery room days as saying “Every mother’s child is beautiful” This excited cousin certainly doesn’t argue that. 😍
We met Miss Olivia first. Sweet little darling weighing in just under 5 lbs. She surprised the world by arriving 5 weeks early. I was delighted to get a chance to hold her briefly and marveled at her tiny perfection. Katie, she’s precious! 💞
.Mr Kaiden was next on the list. The trip to PA was uneventful-they even have SNOW there.🙈We followed very exact directions to the NICU where we found him and my cousin Marj. I’d never been inside the NICU before and I was amazed by the number of TINY little people attempting to overcome challenging situations. (The March of Dimes had the little “grow with me” cutouts encouraging parents to take them and take pics of their child at each stage-I scanned through 1 mo, 2 mo, 6 mo… 5 lb… 2 lb…my mind kinda froze on that one for a while)
Kaiden has a heart issue going on-he’s been through one surgery already, but still a few more hurdles to cross. He’s so innocent, so precious, and fits right into his family.
As I watched both babes sleeping, I couldn’t help but shake my head. Fortunate little people have no idea how many people are cheering for them, and what a blessing the Christian church family is. Parents, Grandparents, entire communities-eagerly waiting any news of progress, willing to drop whatever to help out the situation.
“I hope you feel that love, Little Ones, and years from now, when these days are just a memory-that unwavering Love will guide your way.”
Eph 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Isn’t it beautiful to think God already has us prepared for the journey He’s called us to?!
Bonus Pic: Deb’s fiancé is the baby whisperer. Clearly, I need to ask him for some tips 🙈 Hopefully next visit, we can become better friends, Mr K. 😉