For Day 5, we really wanted to do something that was a part of us, that we could all share in. As a husband and wife team, we have been wanting to do something very personal, and didn’t require anyone else on our team to join in.
Less than 3 years ago, shortly after giving birth, I (Kendra) had massive complications. I went in for a simple procedure, kissing my newborn and husband, and ended up losing more than half my blood – with my husband and newborn son watching in despair, and woke up, realizing I had almost died, and I was unable to move. My complications were beyond just blood loss, and I would face months of crippling pain, I began by only taking our son around the block, and was then able to get further. If it weren’t for a few blood transfusions, I would never have been able to get out of bed as quickly as I did, or pick up our son. All of those kind souls, who donate blood, so that others can live, is an incredibly generous gift.
So today, Andrew gave blood. It will end up being a Christmas tradition, and I am hoping next year, I will be cleared to donate blood too.