November 16, 2007

NICU Fashion Show

Last night was the NICU Fashion show, and what a complete blast it was. A good time was had by all despite the utter chaos of getting puked on, peed on, and pushing the kids 3+ hours past their bed time. In the midst of all of it, I lost my speech a few minutes prior to going on stage. Luckily I found it just in time. This is truly a special event, and a really wonderful being surrounded by the doctors and nurses that cared for our babies as well as other families who have shared similar experiences. The whole event was beautifully produced and the stage looked awesome. Just before Thanksgiving it's good to be reminded of how blessed we all are and what is really important in life. The NICU Staff and Family Advisory Board are a really neat group and some of the most grounded people I have ever met. I really see some good friendships coming out of this experience, and am already looking forward to doing it again next year, although I hope the kids are easier to manage at that point. One of the highlights of the night for me was while I was giving my speech. As I stood on stage and spoke, Gabbie definitely knew I was up there and was cheering for me. I kept hearing her loud "Ahhhhh!, Ahhhhhhhh!" as if she were saying "That's my dad!, "Hi Dad!".

Thanks to everyone on the Family Advisory Board for putting this together and to Macy's for providing all the clothes. I also want to thank Greta's friend Susie, a mother of 10 year old quadruplet girls, for helping us back stage. She really made the night survivable. I say this all the time, but I still can't believe how far these babies have come. One year ago I could never have imagined our life the way it is now.


Anonymous said...

Did you model their Christmas outfits? Even Mom and Dad make good models! What a great family you have! Lisa D.

Museum of Contemporary Thought said...

Thanks so much for your comment on our Kennedy Triplet Blog. Your babies are beautiful and seem to be doing so well. We are starting a Chicago Hydrocephalus Association where parents and children are meeting for support and information. It's been a real source of information for us, and much of the communicating is done online. I know it's a hike from Ann Arbor, but if you're interested it may be worth the drive.

Meva Kennedy.
P.S. Go Bucks.

Shannon said...

Hey I just found your blog! Family Advisory Board people have been mentioning it for a while now but this is the first time that I have stopped by. You guys were great on Thursday! I am so amazed at how comfortable you both are during the calm and ciaos. All of my friends said that your speech was amazing. Thank you for sharing your story and your fantastic family with us.

FAB-Shannon and Dave

Anonymous said...

You guys make having kids cool! Cool parents = Cool Kids

Anonymous said...

Whoa Bush, I wouldn't go so far as to say Jason is cool...Greta definately is, but Jason still wears Star Wars Pajamas to bed:)

-Auntie Sarah

Amy Fawn said...

You must be the luckiest man alive! You all are absolutely gorgeous!