Posts: fear

Just Breathe…

Just Breathe…

I remember spending countless moments in the NICU, looking at my son through the Giraffe door, and softly uttering those two magic words, “Just breathe”. No one could hear me; no one could sense the longing in my spirit. I felt like breathing was taking forever. For...
Our First NICU Visit Post-Graduation

Our First NICU Visit Post-Graduation

At times while visiting our sweet, tiny girl in the NICU, I would hear a knock at the door of the nurse’s station.  It wasn’t the normal entrance to the NICU, so once I realized who was on the other side of the door, a pang of jealousy and bitterness would hit. They...
When Will I Stop Worrying?

When Will I Stop Worrying?

“Oh the pain they have caused us. The evils which have never happened.” This quote from Thomas Jefferson hits me in the face like a blast of air when you open the fridge. Preemie families seem to have an extra helping of worry, don’t we? In the NICU, the worry is like...