What can you do in six hours? My two boys go to school in about six hours: It's one full day of school. Yet, it's less than an eight-hour work day. Do you think six hours is a long time? Can you get a lot done in six hours?
Yesterday I published a post for a good cause, 10 Days - a hopeful adoption, to bring together a family. To bring a baby home. I posted in hopes that some of you, my readers, might be able to help out - if not by monetary means, then by social sharing & spreading the word.
Today, I write about six hours instead of ten days. Because six hours is all that one mother had with her newborn baby last week. I can't even begin to imagine what that would be like, how I would feel, what I would think. Any loss of a loved one is difficult. And the loss of a child, an infant, a newborn baby...Just the thought of it is almost too much to handle.
When you think about the time you have here on earth, the time to live your life and spend with your loved ones, what is six hours to you then? Six hours is all the time that was given for a family to be with the newest addition. Six hours to hold him, be with him, gaze at him with undeniable love. Six hours does not seem like enough time, does it? But six hours is better than nothing.
One of my two preemies.
Today I will be celebrating those six hours that the little newborn had on earth just one week ago. I'll be with his family. I'm sure it will be a day full of tears. This is a family member I never even got the chance to meet. He is the brother that his sisters will never know. His mother and father only had such a short time with him, and I'm certain that they will cherish those six hours forever.
I originally had a post planned for Earth Day today, and I wasn't even going to talk about this here on the blog at all. But as I've said before and in yesterday's post: I'm a blogger, and I have a voice. Whether my blogger voice is heard or not, I don't know. But as long as I use it to the best of my ability - that's all that matters to me. So I'm going to use my voice!
March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization that I've supported in the past, and I'll always continue to support. Supporting the March of Dimes organization helps babies by funding important research and programs that help babies begin their lives as healthy as possible, no matter how premature - even the tiniest of babies. And it just so happens that there is a March for Babies event this Saturday at our State Capitol in Sacramento, California. I encourage you to take a peek at their website and see what March of Dimes is all about.
While it's a little too last minute for me to participate in the walk this year, I'd love to go and show support and possibly walk next year. I've always supported this organization through small donations and sponsorships of other walkers throughout the years since my first preemie baby was born nearly 12 years ago. I've never been to an actual walk, though.
Wouldn't that be a great goal for next year?
Thanks for visiting today and reading, letting me share a little bit of life with you. Life isn't always about happy moments. Sometimes life is tough.
I hope you have a Happy Earth Day. Love the earth every day. It's the only one we've got. Even the tiniest effort can make a big difference.
And tell your loved ones that you love them.
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