Thursday, August 11, 2011
how do you prepare for something like this?
Dan and I both got to hold Levi today and that was precious time, he wasn't thrilled to get back in bed, but is sleeping peacefully now. His brother, Kade came in to say goodbye and he was as sweet as I have ever seen him. I prepped him saying that Levi would be asleep and so we would have to say a quiet goodbye and I have never seen my barely 4 year old act so aware. He whispered "You are my Sunshine" to him, which is a song that we often sing together to each other before bedtime, replacing the "dear" with a family members name. He lipped the whole song, then gave Levi a gentle kiss. On his way out he worked our nurse for his daily Popsicle, his little routine. That's my Kade!
We are told that we need to be available early tomorrow morning to meet with the surgical team, sign more forms, etc. So I'll be sleeping at our room at the Ronald McDonld house. They are telling us that we should received updated during the surgery itself and we'll be provided a pager so that we are not confined to a single waiting room.
Thank you for following this journey. Each time I read through all the comments I am amazed at people's willingness to care and to participate in holding Levi and our family up in prayer.