Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bringing the Gift to the Hospital

Today was our drop off day!
We met up with our new hospital contact and walked to the NICU. Memories of going every day to visit Danya flooded back as we washed our hands. It was about 6 days ago that we mark 2 years since we brought her home. So today as we brought our gift I reflect on the journey we've taken to get here.

Over the past 3 months onesies, sleepers, and other newborn and preemie outfits have trickled in from around the country and state. At first my whole goal was more than last year, then God directed us to think bigger and we set our 150 goal that was broken! Yay we recieved 168, more items came in this week. Yesterday I washed and prepared everything even though it will all be washed again by the hospital, I wanted it all prepared.
The hardest part was sorting the sizes out again. Wait I take that back.
Folding socks is the hardest part. Those are some seriously small socks.
All the boxes and bags prepared with our new logo.
Tied up with a bow, so it looks more like a gift. I got a little wrapped up in the drop off so I failed to take a photo before we dropped off the NICU stuff, the hospital had a photographer with us for their newsletter so perhaps we can get a copy of the full wagon.
Here Danya is waiting until we got the name of a little girl who she could give her special toy to. This is the toy we brought along with the Elmo Balloon. The Patient services rep found us a little girl who is just a little younger than Danya and we gave her the doll. She lit up when she saw the gift and balloon. I am so glad that we were able to brighten her day. These are perfect for the hospital because they can be washed sooo easily.

It was a great morning. It struck me that parents could be checking this blog to find out more by this afternoon. I hope that they feel blessed by all that you all have done. Thank you, to all our generous donors.

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