Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sept 8 HOMEDAY EVE!!!!

Well it’s homeday EVE!

I can’t believe the day is almost here! I’ve been reflecting a lot on the past few months. It’s been a long hard road. The range of emotions I’ve gone through have been extreme to say the least. Sometimes I held myself together and sometimes not so much. Zeke and I have had our struggles but, through it all we were each others greatest comfort and support. This little boy of ours has been through the wringer…and so have we! The people at St. John Mercy are absolutely wonderful on so many levels. As excited as I am to have my little man at home I’ll miss my daily routine and the people I’ve met along the way. I’ll miss my 3am chats about poop, screams and weight gain. I’ll miss the other NICU parents who are still in the middle of their journey. And I’ll continue to pray for everyone there, as I know the pain and the joys they feel on a daily bases. Mostly though, I want to say thank you to the wonderful nurses who took such fantastic care of this beautiful baby of ours. They have such love for what they do, such compassion, empathy and amazing strength. We need more people in this world like the nurses who cared for my son. I’ll forever be grateful to them. They are the reason I slept peacefully at night. I don’t think they get the recognition they deserve. They’re incredible at what they do and wonderful people to boot! I’ll definitely miss them. Here are two of the lovely ladies Kye loved to spend time with…

Angela aawwww

and Danielle. This kid would do what ever it took to make them come running, once they were there he'd pull himself back together satisfied with his power and dose back off! Just keeping you on your toes girls!!!


  1. Woo Hoo!! He finally gets to go home! I'm so happy for you guys, and for Kye! Now maybe I will get to come see him. I have just been dying to hold him!! Love you guys!
    Aunt Peggy

  2. Well guys the time has come that we've all been waiting for. What a special day tomorrow will be. When you arrive home you will now be complete as a family. Zeke & Maria you have been such great parents and did what it took to get past such a difficult time. You two are very special and the little guy is the most adorable child in the world.

    Love you Dad & Mom!!!!!!!Grandpa & Grandma

  3. OMGosh, that post made me cry. I'm glad he's almost home! ( well back then )