Today, day two of Share Union, was a long and exhausting day. Things will wrap up tomorrow. This is the first convention that I’ve attended where every single minute was utilized well.
A few days (possibly weeks) will pass before I process the events of this weekend.
Some of the immediate highlights were: Meeting other parents of 26 weekers (one mother had her baby a matter of days from Charlie’s birth), having the privilege to hear other amazing parents speak, the food, and becoming acquainted with members of the site.
I have frequently commented about being exhausted and worn out by the post NICU experience. The understanding, compassion, and companionship of this weekend has recharged me somewhat. I have tangible proof that I am not alone on my post NICU journey.
In addition, Charlie’s birth somewhat stole my sense of safety and confidence. This weekend was a step in reclaiming it.