Early this morning, Ben drove Elijah and I to the airport and dropped us off. This time, we just felt like it was best for our family if Ben stayed home (and went to work!). I know he is concerned about me traveling with Elijah on my own.....but we did make it to NY safe and sound. (I know this is due to the faithful prayers of many!)
Some of the sights are becoming familiar. I know, as I am driven past the East River, that soon we will exit 71st and I'm really close to Ronald McDonald.
Sometimes it is sad that all this is familiar...but today, I'm thankful that there is a comforting feeling. I am greeted with joy and hugs by the staff at Ronald McDonald who remember Elijah. I get to see familiar families that I've met before on previous trips, and I know how check in goes.
I know that we are going to go to bed early, wake up at 2:30am for Elijah's last feeding, and be at the hospital at 6:30am.
I'm anxious to see how Elijah is doing. And despite the crazy circumstances and the stress involved to get here....I am just so thankful to be here. Elijah is receiving such great care, and tomorrow, we will know a little better how he is doing.