What’s Your Number?

181 Days, 11 Hours and 57 Minutes.

We all know the number of the days our child spent in the NICU.  Why is it so important?

When your child is fighting to live, each day matters.

Each day is a day he is alive.  It’s a day closer to leaving.

It’s a day that represents the fight.

It’s another day of hope.

It’s a unit of time that is tangible in a world that is foreign and surreal.  When time is moving so slow, it’s the biggest measurement we can grasp.

Each day is a reminder of the fragility of life.  A reminder of the miracle of life.  A reminder of what can be overcome.

Each day is a blessing and counts for everything.

What’s your number?

Owen, 2 Weeks old, eyes finally open