Last year during this week, I was in the hospital praying that my twins could make it to 24 weeks. My water had broken, I was told there was a very small chance of them surviving, and we weren’t sure what would happen.
This year Sam, Bella, and I will be walking in the March of Dimes in memory of Preston, Julian, and all the other babies that didn’t get to come home, or did but only after long NICU stays, or babies born with complications because of prematurity.
They died May 3rd. The walk is May 4th. I will be exactly 24 weeks with our third son on May 4th.
Talk about chills when I realized all this.
I know 24 weeks is considered viability, but I also know how very small that chance is. And this past year I’ve met many families who got to that point and still didn’t get to take a baby home.
I’ve set up a page for fundraising with March of Dimes to donate all money given directly to them and their mission. I would love for you to consider donating to them in my son’s names. I’ve set a fairly lofty goal ($1,000 in 6 days) but yesterday we raised $335! That is amazing.
The money isn’t for me, we don’t get anything from this, and it’s tax deductible next year. Anything (I mean it) that you give is such a blessing. They take PayPal, credit cards, etc. Thank you so much to those of you who already have. It made yesterday a lot more special to Sam and I as we reflect on 12 months ago.