Thursday, October 2, 2008

31 for 21 (#2) Valor

Get It Down; 31 for 21

Elliot’s primary neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse gave me a figurine: an angel, arms extended to the open sky, entitled “Courage.” She gave it to me knowing that I would not need it for long. For she knew what I had really been given. What an insightful woman.

Try as I might, I will never be able to attain the level of courage exhibited by my son everyday! What I have found is that the figurine actually represents Elliot.

1 comment:

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God Bless you and your family our son was also born with esophageal atresia and down syndrome and tracheomalacia. It takes special people too make these special outstanding remarkable smart sweet caring babies! Thank you for your post. I also have a page for my son at