"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Mile High Trach Moms

Last night I had the pleasure of meeting up with a group of wonderful women who I have found a kinship with. We call ourselves the "Mile High Trach Moms" and we try to get together once a month. During "respiratory season" (Oct-Apr) only the parents get together and then we get the kids together May through Sept. I posted here and here last summer about the kids getting together.

We were missing one of our very important members who was recently able to take her daughter home to Grand Junction.  (We miss you Tina and Noel!)  But we added a new member, Kacie who is from Pueblo.  Her son Kevin was in the NICU here in the Springs for a long time before Marissa was born.  Marissa and Kevin were next door neighbors for a short time before Marissa was taken to Denver for heart surgery.  When we got back we learned that Kevin was able to go home.  Yay!  Kacie and I never met in the short time that our kids lived across the hall from each other so it was nice to finally have the chance to do so. 

We had a blast.  We had a paint your own pottery session and then had dinner at Pasquini's, a great little Italian place with delicious pizza.  We laughed hysterically about everything and anything.  We swapped stories of our kids and husbands, nurses, hospitals, and insurance woes. 

It is so great to be able to meet with these moms who I have so much in common with.  We never have to explain to each other what we are going through.  We just know.  I am so lucky to be able to call these women my sisters.

(L to R Back Row) Kacie, me, Janay
(L to R Front Row) Shandy(the comic of the group ;), Jen, Dawn


Finding Normal said...

You're so lucky to have a great support group! Michelle and I have tossed around the idea of starting a special needs mama support group, but neither of us has the time to actually do it.

angie said...

I'm envious! I live in such a small town:(. I'm also jealous that you got to eat at Pasquinis! We go to Denver Children's Hospital...and have been there (to Pasquini's) several times....LOVE IT!!!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

There is nothing like being with other moms that get it, nothing like it!Im so glad for you!