On my way to church this morning I was feeling a bit overwhelmed.  I wanted to go.  I wanted to take Tori, Tanner, and Ty because they are in the Christmas Play and were very upset at the idea of not being at practice today.  Tori changed her outfit about 3 or 4 times yesterday planning what she would wear to church.  On the other hand, Troy really cannot get sick right now.  He is at high risk for a feeding tube at the moment and sickness will take it over the top I am afraid.  So I left Jim home with the baby hoping that would at least reduce our risk a little bit.  I prayed and asked God to cover the baby because making all the right choices for everyone is so hard.  We have been raising preemies for 8 years now and ever winter season we go through this dilemma it seems.  Tori was hospitalized two winters in a row and we were trying to protect her but it’s difficult and preemies tend to have low reserves.

During my drive, this new song by Sanctus Reel played.  Matt Hammitt, the lead singer, brought his 10 week old baby home from the NICU this Thanksgiving after having undergone heart surgery.  His little guy was the inspiration for this song.

After an 83 day NICU stay with Ty almost 8 years ago and having a week full of SIX Dr. appointments and several trips to Phoenix Children’s this week (and now an OT eval for Ty at 4:00 today),  the words of this song just really move me.  This for my preemies today…your gonna have all of me.

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6 Responses to “For All My Preemies – All of Me”

  1. Shauna says:

    Praying for you!! It is hard to be there for each of our kids when one, two, or more of them have things in their life that require EXTRA attention. I LOVE this song, and I believe it was meant for me to hear it this morning!! Praying for you and all the kiddos! Love ya!

  2. Johanne says:

    Doni, the tears are coming. You are such an amazing Mom, a blessing to all your wonderful children. You are the BEST mama any baby could ever be blessed with. I LOVE that song, it’s so lovely. It’s so you! I hope everyone in your household stays healthy and free from any colds/flus. Prayers, Love & Hugs to you and your little darlings. I can’t belive it’s been 8 years akready with Ty, time flies. Hope everything goes well with him this week and always. LOVE YOU!!!

  3. heidi jo says:

    what incredible timing… i’m really loving the heart that matt writes with. beautiful.

  4. Sarah R. says:

    Beautiful! Was thinking of you today when I had to take Seth to the eye doctors over at PCH. I am going through so much with Seth that I went through with the Twins and he was born term, but seems more like he should have been a preemie like his brothers.

  5. heidi jo says:

    favorite line…. let me recklessly love you, even if i bleed… wow….

  6. Sammie says:

    After 2 trips to Shreveport this week (2 hour drive there and then back), and one more appointment coming up on Monday for Nate, then again January 3rd….I needed to hear this song <3

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