I have an amazing family.This is the thought I had on Friday night as I was waiting for Scott and Reagan to return from trying to go potty for the fourth time during dinner.Scott, Reagan and Eden are amazing to me because of what we’ve been through and what we’re doing with our life changing journey.We could easily retreat and stay quiet and grieve alone but instead we asked God for guidance on what to do with our experiences.After many tears we decided to create Eden’s Garden.It hurts to have to do something in honor/memory of Eden versus having her in our home playing with her sister, but we understand that this is what we need to do.
We are in the process of making Eden’s Garden an official non-profit and having a website created, but these things are slow when funds are limited.So we’ll always take more donations J.This past week was a milestone for Eden’s Garden and we have to express a HUGE thank you to our friends and family who made this event possible.On Thursday, November 16th Eden’s Garden donated $1,000.00 directly to Children’s Hospital Minneapolis NICU!!!!We are so proud of this accomplishment and cannot wait to give more donations!!We chose November 16th because it was Give to the Max Day which means that another donor matched our gift!!!!Then on Friday, November 17thScott, Reagan and I took a whole wagon full with over 105 toys, valuing over $900 to the NICU which will help families play with their babies while in the NICU making them feel more comfortable there.Some of our amazing physicians and nurses met us in the NICU to thank us and to see Reagan.They were thrilled with her progress and we were so excited to see them and thank them!!!They are so special to us and are part of our extended family always.One of the nurses talked about how special Eden was and how her memory will live on forever.My heart was so filled with joy at that moment!!!!We are doing this for Eden and for all the families who have to go through the journey of being in the NICU.