project 52.4


Life with two preemies is eye-opening.  Crews, you had inguinal hernia surgery last week so we were in the Children's hospital overnight.  It was so eye-opening.   I have become so aware of just how blessed we are.   

There were children that came in to the pre-op area while we were in there.  Many of the kids knew the nurses by name.  A few were crying, because they knew what was coming.  They had been in that room before.  Surgeries have become a part of their lives.  On a more regular basis.  Thankfully, we have no more surgeries on our schedule for now.  We are blessed.

Health is a blessing. 

While we were there overnight, there were children on the same floor whose families weren't there.  Your room, on the other hand, wasn't big enough.  Both sets of your grandparents were there while you were in surgery and stayed with you afterwards.  Your twin brother, Tate, was there.  Your parents were there.  We are blessed to be so supported.

Family is a blessing.

We live near Duke Children's Hospital.  Some of the best doctors in the world practice there.  Dr. Rice performed your surgery.  He is the best.  We heard from multiple people how amazing he is.  And he was just that.  When we sent you down the hall with the anesthesiologist, the one who stopped halfway down to put your paci back in your mouth because he didn't want you to be upset, we weren't scared.  We knew that you were in great hands.  Because they are the best.  They know how to operate on tiny, little babies like you.  

Knowledge is a blessing.

My eyes have been opened to just how blessed we are.  We should be praising God daily for his sovereign plan for your little life.  We should be praying for those who have to return for more surgeries.  Those who aren't supported with amazing families.  And those who don't have access to amazing doctors with incredible knowledge.  

My eyes are opened. 
We are blessed.

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