Wednesday, November 25, 2009

An Evening of Thanks

This is a short break from Engage with Grace to consider the other end of the spectrum of life. Each year on the night before Thanksgiving, our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) holds a small party called "An Evening of Thanks". It is a chance for parents and their now-larger babies to return and visit with the nurses and doctors with whom they spent time while those premature or seriously ill babies developed or got well enough to go home.

Here are some visitors who came tonight. Many came with siblings. In the bottom picture, you see nurse Melissa Adams holding one of her alumnae.


Anonymous said...

Thank you. That is a good reminder. Our own 2 1/2 year old was in the NICU for 17 days, and now we are struggling to keep up with him!

We all have a lot to be thankful for, and it is always nice to say thanks.

Anonymous said...

Transfered from Facebook:

Cyndi: gives me the chills!!!!!

Grace: Thank you to all the dedicated people who love and care for these small babies.

Lynnie: Amiel and I have never visited the ICU we stayed in when he was very sick, perhaps out of fear!

Kirsti A. Dyer said...


I've added your Evening of Thanks to the article that I wrote this year on Giving Thanks Even when Thanksgiving is in the NICU for the Type-A Mom NICU section.

There were so many wonderful examples of people helping NICU Parents at Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful!!