Friday, November 7, 2008
A Note to Josh's NICU Aunties
To Tina, Bethany, Amy, & Stephanie:
Josh, Sandy, and I (well, and Joey too) can never express our appreciation for you and your presence in our lives. Of course, I would never wish for my child (or anyone's for that matter) to have to spend time in the NICU, but I am glad that while we were there, we got to meet you. I take the relationships we formed as a very large and completely unforeseen gift that Josh gave to all of us. I was so surprised when I realized that you guys actually cared about him -- I mean how many nurses really invest themselves in their patients the way you did? Leaving Josh at the NICU was so hard, but man did it feel good to know that you would be there with him.
There are some things I'll never forget: Sandy and I balling our eyes out all over Tina the day we learned about Josh's diagnosis; the tender care that Bethany always showed Josh (Monkey Covers); the talks with Amy (It's dammit! Say it right!); and the great Halloween costume that Stephanie MADE for Josh (Corduroy the bear).
You guys are forever in our hearts. Please, please keep in touch with us.