May 08, 2008
My nephew Danny and his wife are experiencing a trying time. Their daughter, Lucie, was born prematurely with some medical problems. Lucie is currently in the Scottish Right Hospital in Atlanta and has undergone several surgeries. I spoke with Danny today and she is now up to two pounds and has had her last surgery, she is doing well which is great news. As you can imagine, Danny and Lindsey are going through the emotional mill. I think we should all take a moment and pray, meditate, or just send good thoughts to them for a positive outcome for Lucie in the struggle she is going through. Children can surprise you in their resilience, lets hope that this is one of those times. Medical advances have come a long way in the past few years and we should be thankful for the expertise the doctors now have that can help Lucie out at this time. It takes situations like this to remind us of the things in life that are truly important. When day to day grinds take a backseat and love and hope come to the forefront of thought we are truly humbled. I offer to Danny, Lindsey and Lucie my sincerest prayer to God for peace in their hearts, guidance of the skills and judgement of the medical professionals who are helping Lucie to overcome her difficulties, and the hope that we may all be together soon to welcome her home.