Monday, December 8, 2008
While the Luphers were in the area, they stopped back by the NICU nursery where Witt spent his first two weeks. What a joy it was for Mel and Austan to be able to share Witt with the nurses and doctors that poured love and attention on him during those first days. And what an amazing thing for the hospital staff to see how Witt has been growing at home!
The picture above brings tears to my eyes to see Witt in Mel's arms on this side of the door we used to have to walk through to visit him. Mel and Austan went through that door countless times to sit by their little man's side and simply be with him. Witt's loved ones spent countless hours on the outside of the NICU nursery door in the waiting room waiting for a turn to join one of the parents in Witt's room and get a peek at the little guy that stole all of our hearts.
There was a time, not so long ago, when we were told our only chance to meet Witt here on this earth would be on the other side of that door in his NICU nursery. And now what mighty, mighty things God has done. Witt is no longer hooked up to any tubes. He is not attached to a single monitor. He is simply cradeled in the arms of his parents living life at his earthly home. And we are so thankful to know that God's arms have been holding all of us through the NICU days and the home days alike!