Today is the picture perfect Christmas Eve in Chicago. The snow is falling and there is magic in the air. I logged on to my computer today with so much joy and excitement I could hardly stand it. I wanted to wish all of my bloggy friends a Merry Christmas Eve and then I read a blog that made my heart break a little.
My bloggy friend Heather gave birth to her son Brayden back in August. After a long few months in the NICU, Heather and her hubby were finally able to take a healthy baby home just before Thanksgiving. I know Heather was so happy to have her little man home for the holidays.
But just last night, Brayden had to be admitted into the hospital for Meningitis. This is the 3rd time this poor baby has been sick and my heart breaks for Heather. I know she so badly wanted to spend the holidays at home, happy with her new family...
But sometimes these things are just not in our hands. Heather is amazingly strong and she is looking on the bright side today. Brayden is already improving and they get to be with him for Christmas. The PICU is not the place they wanted to spend it...but at least they are together.
So today, on this magical Christmas Eve, I ask that everyone count their blessings...big and small. And also, please pray for Brayden and all the other sick babies that are not home with their families this holiday. And while you are at it, squeeze your own babies a little tighter and be thankful that they are here and healthy. I know I will :-)
Merry Christmas Eve friends!