"How many more nights do I have to sleep in the hospital, Mommy?" A question that I have expected a hundred times but have not heard once. In a way I'm happy about that because then I don't have to answer that tough question, but it shows that Nienke is very aware of the uncertainty of everything that's going on. With her surgery coming up real soon I made a countdown calendar for her. This way she has an overview of what is going on and can see for herself how long it will take until she goes to Groningen and when her surgery is planned. I deliberately write "planned". Her operation has already been postponed three times. The first time was planned in October 2019. Now, 7 months later and she still hasn't had surgery. I find myself struggling to trust that it will really happen. But now, to stay positive, I have started counting down the nights along with Nienke .... another 9 nights and then the big day ....... I hope.
original post: May 10, 2020