Thursday, June 19, 2008

From NICU to Tokyo

"She's waking up sir. We haven't told her anything yet."

Those were the first words I heard as I was waking up after an emergency C-section. When my husband said "She's doing better" I knew two things. First, that the baby was a girl, and second, that all was not well, just yet. She spent her first eleven days in the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit...the NICU...and has continued to grow and thrive ever since.

Today, we dropped her off at the airport for a two-week trip to Japan, part of an exchange program sponsored by her high school. She's become a very accomplished anime artist, fascinated with all things Japanese for years now. To say she's been excited about this trip is the ultimate understatement.

I turned 50 a few weeks ago. I have an Etsy shop and I'm always making something new to list there (and hopefully sell). I guess you could call me an artist. But my most creative effort, by far is my two beautiful, artistic, daughters who know how to love and laugh.

That's my success story.


  1. Hi Donna! thanks for popping into my blog.

    What a lovely little story! It is a wonderful reminder to mums like me (still at the start of the long road that is parenting) to appreciate our children, savor the moments and reflect on our accomplishments.

    I bet your daughter is having a fantastic time.

  2. Love the post! I agree having and raising our children is a huge accomplishment!

  3. you're a great storyteller. that's for sharing!

  4. You are going to make me cry :*) What a great story!

  5. What a great post!
    Thanks for participating :)

  6. That is a great photo! And congrats on your accomplishments! (I'm still working on mine, they are 3 and 1... ha ha!)

  7. Wonderful... thanks for expressing so well what I feel in my heart!

  8. What a miracle! Love that pic :) XO Love, Tricia