- Posted January 22, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Tell us the Good Stuff!
What life is really about!
UPDATE: Steve reports that his daughter went home on Saturday. 'Thanks to everybody that shared our story, as we never imagined it would touch so many people.'
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
My wife and I waited on the 15th floor for what seemed like an eternity. Every time the door opened, we wondered if everything was okay. The staff updated us regularly and after about 5 hours we got the best news ever.......The surgery was a success!!! One of the cardiac surgeons said everything went perfect. We cried and held each other tight. After a little more time, we got to see Aubrey.
A little more than 24 hours later, I captured the exact moment my wife got to hold her after the surgery. Pure joy! This is what life is about!
Why did I post a private moment in our lives you ask? Because in the last 36 hours, there was not much to do. I must have watched hours of CNN and read the online papers at every hour on the hour. I kept seeing and reading the same stories. Richard Sherman's rant..... Toronto mayor does it again... Is pot the same as alcohol..... The Bachelor running his mouth....
I wish news was more positive, but there are so many negative things happening in our world today. I wish we saw more articles like the amazing things occurring in life. So for the few minutes if you are still reading....Think about the surgeons that made Aubrey's surgery a success, and the surgeons all over the world that perform miracles. Think about all the nurses that help Aubrey as we speak, and all the other nurses across the world that help children in need of help. People like these are who should be being read about, not some overpaid athlete running his mouth, or a mayor that should not even get a second of airtime to boost his ego.