I spent the day at The Duke Endowment and found this statue of Mr. Richard Furman, the name sake of Furman University. Sarah’s great-great grandfather was named in his honor, Richard Furman Landrum. We named our son George Landrum Rettew to honor the Landrum name, her grandmother’s maiden name. Sarah’s grandmother was a Landrum, attended Furman University in the 1930’s, and spent years documenting the history of the Landrum’s including the family relationship with the Furman family.
The morning started at 3:30am Saturday, June 10th being awaken by Sarah saying something is wrong. As I rubbed my eyes trying to figure out what was going on, I realized her swift movements to the bathroom indicated I better jump into action. As I ran into the bathroom, I looked at Sarah as tears ran down her face. I knew…I better call Dr. Hearn immediately. I wondered…how did this start.
First of all…I have a huge heart for nursing. My mom and sister are nurses. This image brings me joy, peace, and gratitude to the many nurses who have and are still providing the very best care to George and Henry.
Nurse Lynn was giving George a bath and the way she held him, looked at him, cared for him; showcases the amount of care she brings to each child in the NICU.
It was so funny to watch Rosebud react to each little facial expression. As she opened the doors to the isolette, Henry was letting out a big yawn. She thought it was the most amazing thing to witness. There is so much fun being reminded to capture, embrace, and celebrate the little moments in time! #NICU #Rosebud #TwinsLife #Canon #5Dmkii
I love this picture. I love seeing Rosebud peeking into Henry’s isolette, checking on him this morning. Henry is looking right at her, both staring at each other. They are forming their bond, becoming kindred spirits. I think I will hold this picture for the day when Henry and Rosebud fight for the first time. #NICU #Rosebud #TwinsLife #Canon #5Dmkiii