Thank you to all of our friends, family, and good people who are following the blog, that may not know us in person but who think of us and have prayed for our sweet Emma. We thank God every day for the prayers you have all made and for our baby's life. I won't be updating the blog as often as I did while in the hospital, but promise to keep you posted every now and then, and of course when Emma goes back to the hospital to have her skull put in, or if anything happens before then. In the meantime, I just want to share with you that I finally got around to re-reading all of the cards, letters, children's wishes and prayers that were sent to us throughout this nightmare. I was so touched that so many people care for our Emma and wish her well. I have put all of these letters and cards away in a special bag to keep forever, for Emma to see how much she is loved. Thank you so much for your prayers and thoughts.
I also wanted to ask for your help. The Ronald McDonald House was our 'home away from home' while we lived at the hospital for 43 days. Before our stay, I had always heard of the 'Ronald McDonald House Charities', but never knew what it was, or what they did. To me, Ronald McDonald was the yellow, white and red clown guy that made burgers! Well what the RMH really does is offer a home, a place of comfort, a place where everyone understands what you are going through and lifts you up any way possible. It's not just a room to sleep in, a shower, food... it's so much more. The people who volunteer at the house are amazing - everywhere you turn, someone is smiling, understanding your pain, offering you what they can to make you feel better. I will always be greatful for RMH and what they offered us when we were in such pain.
The RMH is always in need of donations - the smallest things you wouldn't even think of are always appreciated. Unopened toys, travel size shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, toiletries, laundry detergent, Bounce sheets, leftover party supplies, plastic cutlery, socks, snacks, canned foods, frozen foods, paper plates, paper towels, and so much more...
If you have any 'extras' you would like to donate, I would be happy to collect them from you and bring it over to the house, or you can bring them directly there. Monetary donations are welcome as well. Here is their website: www.RMHCSD.org
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving... we will definitely be enjoying ours with our little Emma home to eat turkey with us!
Sophie and Tyler