Mother’s Day is such a special day for mamas, it holds so much beauty and love – it can also be a very challenging day if your baby is in the NICU. This Mother’s Day, we wanted to give a gift that is extra special. A gift that has no value. A gift that cannot be bought. Love Notes!
“We see you Mama, we are with you. You got this!”
On a beautiful May morning, five veteran NICU moms got together at the Rayback Collective to write cards to current NICU moms. It was a full circle of love.
On Thursday, May 9, the Love Notes/Mother’s Day cards were delivered to the NICUs at both Avista Adventist Hospital and UC Health Anschutz. Notes were given with yummy chocolate and a little extra love. Hugs and chocalte… we never forget the chocolate Nurses told us “These give me goosbumps!”
We entered each curtain with a big “Happy Mother’s Day!” Sometimes the mothers needed the reminder, sitting with their infant that they had planned to still have in utero on this day. We had letters written in both Spanish and English. For Mother’s Day this year you could find the units with mamas reading their love notes, holding onto those words of encouragement, congratulations, and hope.