She also told them how important it is to wash their hands before holding and touching you. She explained that it wouldn't hurt you for them to hold you, and that they need to talk to you because you would want to hear their voices.
Right before our visit was over Daddy got to hold you, something he had been waiting on. While he was holding you Cindy gave the girls each a bottle, a preemie diaper, a pacifier, and coloring book. She told them that they could take these things home and practice with their dolls how to care for a baby. I took the girls out with me to the waiting room and left Daddy with you for a few more minutes. He wanted this time to cuddle and pray for you.
We then walked over to the RMH the girls colored in their new books and Daddy and I talked. Daddy and the girls ate supper with me at the RMH tonight, then it was time for them to return home. I was so sad at the thought of them leaving, and I was sad I hadn't even been able to see Madison. I miss him so much. They drove me back over to the hospital so I could come and sit with you for awhile. As I opened the door of the van I wasn't sure I could look back at them. I reached over and hugged your Daddy, and then turned to open the side door of the van. I hugged and kissed each of the girls, and told them I would call them tomorrow. As I began to shut the door a knot formed in my throat as I held back tears, then I looked at Elizabeth. There she sat in her seat with tears pouring down her face and she began to tell me she will miss me so much and loved me. Amanda pipes in from her seat and says "are ya'll really crying"? Rebekah just sat with her thumb in her mouth watching with big eyes. By this time Daddy can't look at me or Elizabeth because he too was in tears. He waved me on and I shut the door still hearing Elizabeth's sobs in the background. Daddy said she cried for 30 minutes, to the first Cleveland exit. Then Daddy said Elizabeth fell asleep tonight crying for me and because she was so worried about you. I look forward to the day we can all be together in our house, no separation with days filled with love. I'm glad Elizabeth and your siblings have Daddy and he will take good care of them. I didn't get to hold you tonight because you had such a busy day, and your tiny body needed a rest. Today you overcame a big hurdle coming off of oxygen, I can't wait to see what you accomplish tomorrow. You are truly my miracle boy, I love you so very much.