Tuesday, March 3, 2009
So, in my last post, I mentioned a little girl named Gracie who just received a heart transplant that was not working. Tonight, her parents made the agonizing decision to turn off her life support. They donated her organs, and by doing so, were not able to spend the last moments of her life holding her, as she had to be rushed off to the operating room. I cannot imagine the grief these parents are experiencing tonight, and I pray for them that they will find peace and happiness. I can't believe that a tiny baby that I don't even know has affected my life so deeply. What I do know is that families can be together forever, and how grateful I am to have that knowledge. I love my family, and tonight I am grateful that I have two healthy kids that I got to tuck in bed. Tonight heaven has a new angel. Goodbye Gracie, and thank you for letting me be a part of your life, and for reminding me what is most important.