Wednesday, April 14, 2010

March of Dimes

I'm participating in a March of Dimes fundraiser tomorrow because, unlucky me, I'm the mom of a preemie.  This is a club I wish no one would ever have to join.  Thus, I support the March of Dimes and their efforts to help identify and prevent the causes of birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.

I don't have the words to describe the horror when your tiny, blue baby is whisked away after his birth. (Scratch that.  I do have the words.  They just very rarely come unaccompanied by tears).  I like this quote for that very reason:
"Light griefs are loquacious, but the great are dumb." -Lucius Annaeus Seneca
And, I don't have the words to describe the overwhelming sense of gratitude, awe-filled disbelief and feeling of undeserved blessing as I watch that baby grow into a big, healthy, average kid (and, if you ask us, above-average).  So, I'll just praise God for his mercy and praise the work of the March of Dimes - even if they keep just one baby from being born too soon.

Here are the pictures I found for tomorrow.  Some that show where we've been and some that show how far we've come.


The Stevens Family said...

I love you. Little did we know that we were in exactly the same place at pretty much the same time . . .

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