Hospital-time leads to reflection.
- For Arabella specifically, TCH is the place she came on her second day outside my womb, and remained for 25 days trying to learn to eat while her heart ran a marathon.
Then she returned for a feeding tube to be placed (and replaced) at 3 months old.
She had her heart repaired by the cardiovascular surgeons there at 6 months old.
And here she is, 11 yrs old, and healthy for 9 yrs!
That’s something to celebrate!
- Regarding healthcare: this finger thing didn’t look like a big deal… Redness, puffiness, but not a lot else. But the doctors at both our Pediatricians office & in the ER know that hands can progress in bad ways, so they are fighting vigorously, aggressively, for the health of Arabella’s hand.
That’s something to appreciate!
- Regarding life: while it might seem inconvenient to sleep away from home, it’s a blessing to have 1-on-1 time with my daughter. Thankfully, my job is mega-flexible, my husband is super helpful, and my sons are compassionate & understanding.
Those are all blessings.
It seems like “bumps” in life are good times to pay attention, be more alert to how life is really going.
I can see God’s blessings raining down on me!