Abby was able to give a handful of Valentines to three different children. It was neat to see both their eyes and Abby's eyes light up as she delivered their Valentines. One mother of a little boy (about Noah's age) commented that he would be missing his Valentine's party on Monday and thanked us for the cards.
Before we left, a nurse asked if Abby would tape the rest of the Valentines to the windows in the game room for the kids to enjoy. It was a special experience.
I keep thinking about those families, especially after having to take Abby to doctor yesterday for a high fever and cough. She was so upset about having to be swabbed for strep and the flu - crying, covering her mouth... I can only imagine what these sick children have to endure and how hard it must be for their parents to watch it all. I am stressed just trying to figure out how to use this nebulizer machine for Abby and worrying if she'll have some kind of reaction to her prescription. Still, I am so thankful that my kids are generally healthy and that there is technology and medicines out there to help when they are under the weather.
My heart goes out to those families, and I hope and pray that their children will be back to their happy, rambunctious, playful selves very soon!
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