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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

NICU Ministry

About a week and a half ago, we made our first official "NICU ministry" visit. It was simple, nothing fancy, but still very precious to us. My mom, the girls, and I put together some gift bags, one for a boy and one for a girl. They had preemies onesies, a Babies R' Us gift card, a restaurant gift card, and a letter explaining our NICU journey and some encouragement from the Word. I also made banana bread for the staff. There were only a few nurses there because they didn't have many babies, but they said they had one particular boy who could especially use the gift bag. They would give the girl gift bag to someone that would be coming in the future. We stayed and visited for about 15 minutes and then went on our way. Like I said, nothing fancy, but hopefully a blessing to a family in need of encouragement. As for future visits and expanding this ministry, I still have to talk with our preschool director at church and see if it's something that the church would like to have any part in. Here are some pictures:

Waiting outside the hospital
Getting in to trouble while we wait outside of the hospital

Hannah was refusing to look at the camera so my mom snapped a quick uncentered picture. I still haven't figured out how to crop and re-center. Anyone know how?

Grandma Schaefer & Hannah

1 comment:

  1. love it that I can see you guys here! Love Nanny! Can you call Ben and tell him to check the email! Love you