I think I thank God more than anything during the day when reaching out to Him. I am thankful for being tired. I am thankful for a baby that fights going to sleep. I am thankful for a crying baby. I am thankful for endless dirty diapers. I am thankful for an understanding, dedicated husband. I am thankful for two puppies that make me laugh. And I am surely thankful to great friends, so many of you have shown effortless compassion towards our family. I wanted to express this because I have spent the last hour updating myself on NICU blogs, and tears just swelled up in my eyes. Tears of sadness, having gone through that pain, not knowing what current NICU parents are really going through with varying illnesses, guilt for the baby that lays in my lap, but tears of joy for getting to look down at the smile on her face. Most importantly, I am thankful for the life that God has graced Chris and I with raising. I hope that we can make Him proud.
Being home has been amazing. It is so peaceful and nice to feel like life is somewhat back to normal. We are still getting settled in and unpacking after our week long journey across half the country. I worked on Bella's room first, even though her furniture is still at my moms. Here are a few pics (oh, of her too!):
Love & God Bless