As I drove to the hospital I enjoyed a beautiful sunrise on this crisp, cold morning. A blanket of frosty snow still lies on the ground and trees. A peaceful drive. I was surprised as I passed IHOP that the parking lot was full. How many people make it out to eat on an early Thanksgiving morning? A tradition I was unaware of.
I decided to come to Lil’Beans earlier feeds today so we could go to my sisters for Thanksgiving this afternoon. Currently he is taking a 60ml bottle. Last night he took 48ml and that was the most he had taken up to this point. This morning I gave him his bottle and he took 58ml. What a Thanksgiving treat for me.
Two nights ago the hubster and I were having a late evening chat following our evening reading we do together. We were talking about how we have had several challenges placed in front of us, yet I have a sense that everything is going to be fine. A peaceful calm amidst a wavering storm. My husband has been impressed with how I have been able to stay at peace with having our little guy in the hospital, just waiting for him to mature enough to come home. It is really a matter of patience.
Sometimes I feel like when we vocalize our feelings and we have a positive attitude, that is when Satan works his hardest to discourage us and try our patience. Yesterday I could feel my patience wearing. I felt antsy about getting home, while I was at the hospital. And when I got home, I felt antsy about getting back to the hospital and really felt a bit down about Thanksgiving being a day away and not being able to spend it at home with my little baby. Somehow I had built up that Thanksgiving was further away than it really was and I had great hopes that our Lil’Bean would be home by then.
Well Thanksgiving is here and instead of wallowing in my sadness I need to count the many blessings that I bathe in daily.
We will start with this morning. The drive to the hospital was just beautiful. The frosty air left everything sparkling and gleaming. There was no traffic, it was a wonderful change of scenery and the nearly full moon was shining against the beautiful blue sky
Lil’Bean is in good hands. All of the wonderful staff at the NICU isn’t getting the day off and they are working hard keeping all 12 of the little angels warm and happy this Thanksgiving day. Thank you!
I have a warm home to take my baby home when that day comes. With the freezing temperatures, it is a wonderful blessing to have a place to come home to that is comfortable and cozy.
I have a beautiful family with a dashing husband, a charming daughter and a sweet son. What more could a girl ask for?
I am grateful my husband has a good job. A job with insurance to cover a great portion of our wave of medical bills that will soon be coming. A job that allows him time off for studies, for unexpected early babies and holidays.
I am grateful my husband is taking his last section of the CPA on Monday. Our prayers and hopes are that he is able to close this chapter in our lives. He has worked hard and slaved over the CPA over the past three years. It is a blessing we hope to step forward and onward.
I am grateful for all of my extended family. Nearly all of us live within miles of each other and that is a wonderful blessing. My parents and in-laws are such a wonderful support.
May we all recognize the beauties this Thanksgiving Day!! May you enjoy your blessings!