My babies were both over 8 pounds when they were born.
I recall what it felt like in those first few moments, days and weeks to cuddle and hold those chunky little guys.
So it is beyond me to imagine what it must feel like as a parent to have your child born extremely premature (a micro preemie!) and be no bigger than the palm of your hand. Not to mention, even holding such a tiny baby isn’t even possible for most parents in those initial moments, days and weeks.
What isn’t beyond my imagination is what it means to rally around someone in that situation.
My friends and fellow marriage advocates Debi and Tom have a daughter named Heather. She and her husband Matt recently welcomed their first baby—a boy named Elias. He must be a real go-getter, because he stormed on to the scene way early at 1 pound 6.6 ounces. That is tiny, you guys. Soooo tiny.
He’s a fighter, though, and each day is getting stronger.
So I am humbly asking that if you can, let’s rally around this young couple and little Elias. Little acts of kindness and having skin in the game can be profoundly encouraging to someone in the scariest situation they’ve ever faced.
If you feel you can, please give something to their GoFundMe account. You can find Elias’ story and the opportunity to give at this link or by clicking on Elias’ photo above.
Let’s rally! Even small amounts add up! Little Elias is a small guy who God is going to use to do BIG things!
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