Friday, August 07, 2009

a playdate with lucy

Remembering Lucy five years after she passed away, Tessa and I took some items to donate to, what Tess calls, "My hospital." (Tessa was sick after her birth with the Group B Strep virus and spent a week in a NICU about 50 miles from the hospital where her cousin, Lucy, would live and die the following year.) Here are some pictures of our afternoon:

Tess, walking in the front doors swinging the bag of
knitted and crocheted bereavement items.
she was amazed to see the doors open automatically
(you'd think the girl'd never been to a grocery store!)
after dropping off our donation,
we headed to the cafeteria to get an ice cream cone.
though she had trouble deciding between rainbow sherbet
or cookies n cream, she finally chose the latter.
I had her pose in front of the pond where I ate lunch
nearly every day she was a patient at McKay-Dee.
Mmmm! That was good!
you can read about Lucy on A Tree For Lucy. You can also donate to an amazing cause, helping sick children and their families (read about it here).


Momma B said...

I tried commenting yesterday, but obviously my computer was rather upset with me for leaving it, because it froze up and would not work all night long!

I am very thankful that you were able to visit the hospital where too many of your family's babies spent their time. I am so sorry that you had to go through the 5 year anniversary of the loss of Lucy. I hope that you are feeling a little healing in your heart, with each act of giving and kindness, when you take items to the hospital that help a family who is losing a child. I think you are giving them a wonderful gift in such an awful time.

Nancy said...

No one completely understands until they have walked in the shoes of the other person. You've now walked in the shoes on both sides: the parent with a sick child and the one who donates comforting items. God Bless You for making the walk and may He continue to work in Tessa and your heart.

Sarah said...

You are completely awesome.