Be present. Let your body and mind be where they are
physically right now. Do not allow your mind to wander.
Do not spend what little energy you have pondering “what ifs.” Do not allow anyone or anything to take you from the place you are right now. Experience every minute fully. Every ringing alarm, every small step forward, each conversation, every emotion…it is these specific moments that make up minutes, that make up hours, that make up days, that make up weeks, that make up months. Live in the moment and the rest will follow. When your life is lived in the moment, you will cherish it so much more than if you live in the past (“Why did this happen?”) or in the future (“When will my baby go home?”).
When you live your life presently, you acknowledge that everything is exactly as it should be. You reaffirm your faith that there is a higher power guiding us all and that the Universe does not make mistakes. If you trust that where you are is exactly where you are supposed to be, you will bring yourself, your baby, and your family Peace.
Tami C. Gaines has gained prominence as an authority on preemie parenting. In Preemie Parents: 26 Ways to Grow with Your Premature Baby she draws on her own journey with her premature twins to teach parents how to transform the difficult realities of the neonatal intensive care unit (known as the“NICU”) into opportunities for tremendous spiritual and personal growth. By openly sharing her real-life story, Tami helps readers gain strength and resilience as they support their small baby. This inspiring, practical book with its wealth of insightful information will be a treasured resource for parents, caregivers, and healthcare providers.
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Tami Gaines, the mother of four children (including preemie twins), has achieved national recognition as an advocate and spokesperson for preemie parents. She also has an accomplished background as a marketing and business strategist, motivational speaker, and trainer. She resides in Montclair, New Jersey.