After yesterdays all clear, I came home and had to finish packing Alexa's stuff. I had started but thought that I might be jinxing myself so I only packed the easy stuff like pajamas until we got the go ahead.
I got stuck on the "other stuff"--
What do I take to comfort a little girl whose world is about to be completely turned upside down--For a second time?
What do I take to remind her off all her family and friends who love her so much?
What do I take to remind her of her home, room, bed, all her stuffed animals, and toys that are waiting for her prompt return?
And what do I take to entertain her on those days when she has just about had enough of the medical world? After all, there is only so much iPad and Disney DVD's a girl can stand.
And have it all fit in one suitcase--I know we are getting a private room and all, but it is not exactly a penthouse suite--Space is at a minimum!
This seemed like an almost daunting task--perhaps that is also why I held off on it for so long(that and my superstitions!). So, I consulted with the Transplant Child Life Specialist, who thought that I should ask Alexa what she would like and have her help in the packing process.....
This is what we came up with....
This beautiful rosary is so very special to us. It was given to Alexa by yet another one of her teachers. It was blessed a couple of years ago back him where Mrs. D grew up. We could not go to the hospital without it. I am so happy that I can have it in my hands while I pray for my little girl, my husband and all her doctors.
So this is it.....all packed to go to our home away from home.
Anything you can think of that I have missed? I have one more day, let me know quick....