Bernita lives on the road going to Kumbya missionary campground. When she sees my car, she comes running behind, shouting, "Julie, Julie, Julie.” You might think our story starts there, but it goes back to the beginning of her life. She was 2.6 lbs. at birth and one of the first preemies I took care of three years ago when I started working in the NICU. It’s been fun watching her grow, knowing that God protected her from a difficult delivery and prematurity.
She’s now three and full of life. She loves to come running up to me to throw her arms around my knees. Since she loves belly tickles, I “chase” her then tickle her good. I can't help but laugh when I hear her giggle.
She has a baby brother now, who was in the hospital today, so as I walked along, she spotted me, came running, and threw her arms around my knees…once again.