Friday, January 14, 2011

Roller Coaster

I want to tell you why my blog is called roller coaster. When Miles, my son, was in the NICU, I would hear the expression, "take it day by day, it is a roller coaster in here." Miles was in the NICU for a month and it was the most difficult process of our lives. Every medical test done on him was crucial. Some of the results were great and some were horrible. My perspective on what was a big deal changed. In the past, I would worry incesently if Miya had a cold or stomach bug. In the NICU, I had to worry about Miles' intestines, brain, and lungs.

He was a cute and handsome boy. I do wish he had a better chance at life.

One day, a lovely nurse was changing out his oxygen tube. She said to me, "Mom (they call you mom or dad), have you had a chance to see how handsome your son is? Take a picture of him without the tube. Isn't he handsome?"

So this is the picture I took with my crappy phone.


  1. He is beautiful. I miss him everyday.

  2. Maria,

    This is a beautiful post and a beautiful picture of Miles. I cried as I read this.I see both you and Matt in his little face. Thank you for sharing such a special moment. Our prayers and love are with you.

  3. Thanks for sharing this beautiful memory! What a treasure of a photo to have! We love and miss you all.

  4. Diane Flanagan hoganJanuary 14, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    absolutely beautiful Maria :)

  5. He is handsome. My heart aches for you. Love you.

    Rachel P.


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