Monday, November 23, 2009

A lot to be thankful for...

This past year has been the best but the worst at the same time through it all we have so much to be thankful for. I thought Thanksgiving week was the perfect time to list all we are thankful for.

We are thankful for our four beautiful, amazing babies. They are so much work but bring us so much joy at the same time. It is amazing how someone so little can take up so much room in your heart. Never in a million years did we imagine we would be parents to four perfect children but we are so grateful we have been chosen to be their parents.

We are thankful for the terrific doctors we have had through this whole time. Dr. Mahutte for making our dreams of parenthood come true, never have we met such a caring, down to earth doctor. Dr. Acker for getting us safely to the finish line, even checking in with me while he was on vacation with his family. Drs. Palmeri and Gautier for getting Ben through his chemo and hopefully into remission(we will know in two weeks).

The fabulous nurses of the NICU, especially Corinne, Doreen, Mindy, Julie and Karen for taking such wonderful care of our little miracles. As much as we would have rather had them home in our arms they were in such great care.

We are thankful for my mom who has spent countless nights with us both while I was in the hospital and since the babies have been born. We are so glad she was there to witness the birth of our four little miracles.

We are thankful for Tom and Kate who are hear almost everyday helping feed the babies and get them ready for bed. For all the work in getting the nursery together and ready for the babies. Kate has spent many nights with us and drove us home to surprise Ben when the final of the four was released. The babies will have a special bond with them forever!

We are thankful for my dad who spends one night a week here with us to help give Ben and I a little more sleep at night. A rested mom and dad make happier babies!

We are thankful for our friends who brought meals, cleaned our home, redecorated our bedroom, made donations and anything else I am forgetting!

The St. Cyrs who help out often, helping make the nursery perfect for the babies, taking all four of them next weekend for us to do our Christmas shopping and organizing meals for us to come home to.

The Styles for their help with the babies while I had appointments and when I needed a morning to sleep.

The Cantons for all their fundraising efforts and everything that was done to prepare for our homecoming.

Jackie for helping with the morning feedings so Ben can sleep in and get healthier. As well as helping with them all day long.

I am sure that we are forgetting someone, there have been so many people that have made an impact on us this year but know we appreciate everything everyone has done! I hope you all take sometime to reflect on all you are thankful for this year. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

1 comment:

  1. What a beatiful post Kari. This has been a wonderful year and I hope in 2 weeks, you and Ben get some good news to finish out the year!

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