Wednesday, November 24, 2010

So much more than Thankful

Each year at Thanksgiving, we are reminded to be thankful for all we have.  We usually say things like, "I am thankful for all my family and friends," and there is no doubt that we are thankful, but this year, I need a much more powerful word than "thankful" because "thankful" just doesn't begin to describe how I feel.  We have witnessed countless miracles since April 5 of this year.  The fact that both of our babies are here with us now and are doing well is nothing short of a true miracle.  We feel so blessed to be given these little miracles who add so much joy to our lives and who remind us to be thankful every day, not just on Thanksgiving.  We can never thank all of those who supported us through this time adequately, and how can we even beging to thank doctors who have saved our babies' lives numerous times?  Somehow, bringing cookies to the NICU and thanking them over and over doesn't seem to suffice.  We were showered with support through our time in the NICU from so many friends and family.  We were given meals, gifts, donations, and so much more.  To all of you who lifted us up when we felt like we couldn't stand on our own, we thank you.  This experience has shown us how much we are loved, and we are so much more than thankful.  Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!