Friday, April 22, 2011


I was over at Dartmouth today with Kaleb.  We were in their brand new building for out patient surgery.  (across the street from the hospital)  Even though it was a brand new building, one that we had never stepped foot in before today...there were a lot of the same friends that moved into this new unit.  It was good to see them.  We were welcomed so lovingly.  The nurse and tech that took care of Kaleb were outstanding, but I already knew that because they had taken care of Ben many times before in that same setting.  The anesthesiologist was a new face for me.  Our nurse told her, "You have a gift this morning."  She looked at our nurse kind of puzzled.  What she meant (and clarified) was that WE were that gift.  She told the anesthesiologist, "What a gift it is to be able to take care of this amazing family."   She went on to talk about Ben and how he is legend around campus.  I was touched.  I love being able to entrust my children to people who LOVE us and CARE for us.  And how much easier it makes going back to the place that holds so many tender memories for me.  After the surgery, she wheeled Kaleb out to my car, gave me a BIG hug and told me that she hopes she doesn't have to see us there anytime soon, but if we need to be there...she would be so THRILLED to have us.  Thank you Ben, for being the legend that you are!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011


Wish you were here to celebrate with us...