Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007 - Angels on Earth

I wanted to somehow say thanks to all of the neonatologists, specialist, nurses and RTs, etc who helped bring Olivia home. I looked and looked for a poem to express how I felt and I couldn’t find one, so I had to write one myself (don’t you hate when that happens?) Anyway, along with my poem are some of the faces of those who helped save Olivia’s and other babies’ lives. We will never forget you!

Some of you have expressed your desire to thank them yourself, so I thought I would pass along their address:

Wesley Medical Center
Attn: NICU
550 North Hillside
Wichita, Ks 67214

Angels on Earth

Thank you for being with my children
At times when I could not.
You experienced firsthand their fragility
You know how hard they fought.

I wish we’d never had to meet
In this journey so long and wild.
How do you possibly thank someone
For saving the life of your child?

Please accept this poem I wrote
As thanks for what you do.
And I speak for all those who can’t
Whose lives depend on you.

You must endure the sadness of death
And yet see the miracle of birth.
Daily performing God’s wondrous deeds
You truly are angels on earth.

- Jodi Glunt


Anonymous said...

Awww! Jodi, that's such an incredible poem! It's really cool to see everyone that has helped Olivia fight through everything!
I hope Livi is continuing to strive! I can't wait til' I get to see her!
Love you all!
Stay Strong,

Anonymous said...

No one can bring a tear to my eye faster than you, Jodi! I thought it was bad in prose but when you go into poetry mode... well, you definatly have a way with words. I do want to join my thanks to yours. Thank you to all the loving nurses who cared for Olivia and Logan. I know Ryan and Jodi are grateful. I hope Livi is loving being home. I love all the beautiful smiling pictures of her and the girls have talked about her a lot.

Anonymous said...

Yes thank you "Angels on Earth"! Not only did you help to save Olivia's life, but you've brought joy to everyone who loves Olivia. Thanks so much!


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful poem and what a thoughtful way to thank each one that educated their lives and cared enough to care for such special children. You have to remember too that the love you and Ryan share played a great deal in Olivia's progress. She felt all that love and she knew she had to make it for both her and Logan. She fought hard and I am so happy that you all three are home together where you belong. Have a " MERRY CHRISTMAS " and a

Now!!! enjoy life with your family.

Nancy Sample

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures of our angels! It's so nice to see pictures of our friends in the NICU!! Thank you to all those who have chosen to spend their lives helping to save our babies!! We can never thank you enough!