Wow, read this – it brought a tear to my eye.
Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate,
500,000 babies are born early every year in the United States. In 2008 you were two of them, Max and Kate. You were 10 weeks early.
That experience and the months preceding your birthare memories that mommy and I will carry with us forever. Sometimes we still wrestle with the hard times, but we’re trying to let go. For our family everything worked out and we eventually brought home healthy babies. It wasn’t easy though and there were days and weeks when the outlook wasn’t good. But we brought you home.
Not everyone is so lucky. A baby dies every :30 seconds from complications of prematurity. The thought is overwhelming.
November is National Prematurity Awareness Month. I wanted to do something personally to raise awareness. Prematurity affected my life. It shaped it in many ways.
I wanted to say thank you to the doctors…
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