Saturday, April 12, 2008

Hospitality House

When Zeke was in the NICU, Brian and I stayed at a place near the hospital called the Hospitality House. The Hospitality House is a place where people who are caring for loved ones in the hospital can have a place to stay. It's free to stay there and they provide a room, meals, a place to do your laundry, etc. Zeke was in the NICU for a month and for awhile we drove back and forth (over an hour one way) everyday to be with him. It got draining and it was SO hard to be an hour away from him at night. Finding out about the Hospitality House was SUCH a blessing. It was so nice to have somewhere close-by to stay and a place to go if we just needed a break at any point away from the hospital. The Hospitality House runs off of donations and volunteers so our Life Group decided to collect some items to take to the house. Several of the other Life Groups at our church contributed as well so Tara and I drove down-town this week to drop the items off. In the last couple of years, they have built a new, BEAUTIFUL house. We got to take a little tour which was SO special to me. We happened to get there at dinner time and it was so awesome to see the people sitting around the table eating and talking--everyone with a different story but brought together through a common hard situation--just as we had done a couple of years ago. It was such a special experience and I'm so grateful for the hearts of the those behind the scenes at the Hospitality House. To find out more about the Hospitality House and how YOU can help, here's a link: