As shared on our Facebook page:
“Comparison is the thief of joy.”
Chances are, if your child spent some time in the NICU, there are delays and obstacles and complications that they have had, or will have to overcome. Don’t let comparisons to healthy, uneventfully birthed children steal the happiness you find in your own child. Try not to allow the “what-if”s to get the best of you. Work hard to not focus too much on unachieved expectations because things for you have not gone the way they’ve been for others. Celebrate what you do have, appreciate all that you’ve accomplished despite what’s been thrown in your path, and be proud of the strength you didn’t know you possessed.