today i am celebrating jonathan's 4 month birthday by getting to speak in a public forum about my experience. i was asked to participate on a parents' panel for a training seminar at sacred heart hospital on the emerald coast (where both kate and jonathan were born.)
not only will the experience be a blessing for me to get to talk about my sweet boy, but it's an opportunity to offer suggestions to hospital staff about what they can improve on. i must say, i truly appreciate that sacred heart cares enough to strive to offer the best care to their patients, and that they really do want to know where they can improve on their service.
i am also pleased to say that in both of my experiences giving birth there, even with one being happy and one being bittersweet, that there isn't really much room for improvement. this hospital is the best of the best (even their food is good!) and i've mentioned previously how wonderful all the nurses are. so because i don't really have many suggestions to offer, i have chosen to focus on what they did right when jonathan was born because then i will have more to speak about.
however, needless to say, this will be a very emotional day for me. it's the first time i will be telling my story (outside of this blog, of course) since jonathan passed away. please pray for me that i'm able to even get the words out, and that my experience will be helpful to the hospital staff in caring for patients in my situation in the future.
thanks as always for remembering my sweet boy on this day.