It’s been a rough morning……….It was another one of “those” mornings where we fight just to get the kids out the door. Listening was not high on their list of priorities this morning. Needless to say, this Mommy was not in the greatest of moods when she got to work.
Then I signed onto SHARE. And I started reading…….blogs, SHARE Cafe, blog responses……..Can I just say that you are all amazing to me? I wish I could just jump right through my computer into your living rooms or kitchens or wherever (no, I am not a weirdo or a stalker!!!), and give you all HUGE HUGS!!!! Your stories, your words of your everyday life, your encouragement of each other, your words that reach out to those in need fill my heart to overflowing. Your willingness to come to the SHARE table and let it all hang out……sharing your concerns, your fears, your heartaches, your pity parties, your joys, your triumphs, your hearts………gives me confidence again in the human race. Often, I shed tears. Often, I laugh out loud. Often, my prayers all day are filled with requests for babies, mommas and daddys on SHARE.
My life has changed because of SHARE and MOD. Before SHARE, we were lost in our own world of dealing with our preemie. I knew there were other parents of preemies, other parents that had spent time in the NICU with sick babies, but they weren’t in my world. Now you all are.
I wish you all could come to NYC for Prematurity Awareness Day and the SHARE Union. I would so love to meet you in person. I know it’s not possible for everyone to come…..but whether there or no, you will be in my heart, there right beside me in spirit, fighting this battle against prematurity, fighting to raise awareness, and spreading the mission of MOD.
Wow…..this is pretty scattered isn’t it? So many thoughts are just running around in my brain. Essentially, you all have affected my life so much, and changed it for the better in so many ways. Thank you.