Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday

Today I want to mention a way that I want to give back.

It’s simple.

Yet challenging to make a reality.

On March 10, 2009 our daughter Isabella Grace was born. There were some complications and she was in the NICU for 10 days. In addition, I had been in the hospital for a few weeks prior to her birth on bed rest.


After we took our bundle of JOY home, we started getting medical bills.  One after another, one more expensive than the last.

I talked to Texas Health hospital about a payment plan and they didn’t offer any.  Since we had so many other bills, the sweet lady on the phone took our information and submitted our “case” to their charity department at the hospital.

Many many weeks later we got a call.  The hospital paid for my hospital bill and my daughter’s NICU bill in full.

What a blessing!

Since then I decided I wanted to give back.

I want to volunteer my time to help the fabulous doctors and nurses in the NICU who saved our daughters life. To help families who are going through struggles we experienced.

Flash forward to May of 2010 and I’m still on their waiting list to volunteer in their NICU. However I won’t give up hope! Every 6 months I have to resubmit an application, but one day I hope to post about how I was accepted and am finally able to give back to those who gave us everything – our daughter!


  1. volunteering at the nicu is a good idea! you could see if they take donations of blankets or hats and we can make stuff for them!

  2. Yes! They do accept hats for sure because Bella has a hand made knit hat from when she was in the NICU. It's in her keepsake box. Mom said she would make some too!

  3. what a great way to give back!

  4. That's wonderful!! We have a very similar story when our daughter had open heart surgery when she was born. The bill was paid in full...crazy! ...another amazing MIRACLE!! We decided to give back to the Ronald Mcdonald House where we stayed. : )

  5. Wow!!! That is a huge blessing! They really need sweet volunteers like you who know what that experience is like too. Just wonderful!