This weekend I closed a very blessed chapter in my life.
My long-time readers know that I gave birth to a preemie a little over four years ago. Two years ago, I helped launch and grow a pretty fabulous blog, PreemieBabies101. When the founder of Hand to Hold asked me to lead this effort, I was deeply humbled and incredibly honored. We amassed more than 30 regular contributors, recruited countless preemie professionals, were featured by the Huffington Post and most importantly, I gained a cadre of moms and dads who continue to support us as we travel the prematurity road, post-NICU.
It’s true, the NICU doesn’t end with discharge. While Luke has grown, changed and crushed developmental milestones his medical issues will always be at the forefront of my mom heart. Between specialist visits, leg braces, therapy appointments and insurance squabbles, we’re always aware of just how much his prematurity will affect him for the rest of his life. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to define him – a lesson we learned long ago.
I’d be honored if you gave my last post as Lead Blogger a read. It was hard to write, but I’m at peace with the new chapter I’m creating. Spending more time with my kids and growing a lovely new life.