One of the greatest blessings to come our way during this trial has been our stay at the Ronald McDonald House. It’s available to us at a minimal cost.
The house is better than our own apartment! Everything we could possibly need is here at this beautiful facility. Wireless internet, free washers and dryers, an exercise room, 2 libraries… What more could we ask for?
We are in walking distance from the hospital– 5 minutes alone or 10 with Renny in tow. There’s even a free shuttle to and from the RMH lobby to the hospital.
We will be at the hospital for a minimum of 14 days post surgery. That’s a long time to be away from home. Literally, our lives are on hold. But if we have to be uprooted for awhile, we’re happy that we’re here.
It’s humbling to be able to partake in something that is born of love and donation. People generously gave of their resources so that my family could be comfortable at this time. I can’t seem to wrap my mind around the fact that our little girl is so ill that we are in need of such charity.
We’ve met some fantastic people here. Maybe that’s the hidden blessing in having a really sick kid in your life… you inevitably become more compassionate. Whatever the case, it’s wonderful to be in such a caring environment, especially at this time.
I in no way mean to be obnoxious, but I would be ungrateful if I didn’t make this suggestion: Though there are a million charities to which you could contribute your money, I hope that you would consider donating to this cause. As I know now from personal experience, the Ronald McDonald House is an absolute life saver for families with severly sick children.