For some reason, a lot of preemie moms are blogging this week about a transformation, of themselves and of their children, throughout their journeys. Maybe it’s the change of seasons, or that spring is a time for growth and regrowth. Maybe it’s because Parents of Preemies Day is coming up on Sunday. Maybe people are just feeling like they need a boost – some proof that they’ve come very far, an indication that their children are progressing, that they are growing and learning, and that there is hope.
I know we’ve been feeling that way lately.
This week, Steve and I found a CD of pictures from the NICU in St. Cloud. The March of Dimes parent liaison, Jen, organized a professional photo shoot for us. But we were transferred so quickly, we never had a chance to see the pictures. Jen mailed us a CD of the photos a couple of months ago, but we forgot we had it.
When we looked, we cried.
Maybe you will, too…
Here is a transformation. Here is proof of strength. Here is hope.