Every day we are so thankful for Emma Claire & her health. But some days our time at Duke is particularly near to my heart for no particular reason or because I've heard the story of another preemie. As I drove to drop Emma Claire off at the sitter this morning, one of the radio co-hosts announced the birth of her baby who was early, born due to bleeding, and currently in NICU. A very familiar story. I looked in my rear view mirror at my sweet sweet girl. It's hard to believe just 5 incredibly short months ago our chunky monkey was 4lbs 8 oz and struggling to breathe on her own. It's these moments when I am overwhelming thankful for God's protection and for the doctors and nurses at Duke who took such good care of us.