On Sunday, January 10th, Jan, Blaise, Grandma, Grandpa and I went to Uni-klinik Children's Hospital to give thanks for what we inofficially named Blaise's "second" birthday. It was the day he was admitted and operated on and the day he was healed. It was a strange day for me, I kept watch on the clock and kept thinking about what I was doing a year ago at that time. It was a day full of terror, emotion and relief. Our trip to the hospital was a reminder for us of how thankful we are and to pass on our thanks to the medical staff who are there every day helping families like us. We visited the NICU, the "normal" floor where he moved after his NICU stint and dropped something off for Blaise's surgeon. We took with us a miniscule token of our appreciation in the form of pasteries for the doctors and nurses. We have vowed to do this every year on this day to show appreciation for all those this field and to make Blaise aware of how these talented people saved him. Should we not be in Mainz one year we'll visit the closest Children's Hospital and give our thanks for medical staff who is helping babies like our friends Sam and Liam.
I don't really know how to say thank you, but to just keep doing it over and over again.