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.
Posted by Jason R. Myers