And as I sit here writing this with tears streaming down my face, surrounded by my two precious little NAIT miracles, it is not lost on me how our story could have been completely different. I want to say a personal thankyou to all those who donate blood, from the very bottom of my heart. None of this would have been possible if it weren’t for the generous and selfless donors who took their time to save a life – and not just any life, but our son’s lives. Our difficult journey has been made so much brighter by the goodness of people we have never met and we will forever be in their debt. You do not have to be rich to be generous.
Most of you are probably aware that we keep calling James our miracle. It’s not purely because of our fertility struggle or even his birth story – there’s more! This blog will describe why James needed to be born when he did, and why he may not have survived just a week longer in the womb. We like to think he paved his own path and essentially saved his own life.