Monday, August 19, 2013

How much is a life worth?

2 Years Ago Today...

We met Henry.

And thus began his life as a son and brother and nephew and grandson...

The part of his life here on earth with us lasted 467 days.

His adoption expenses were $24,000...

We spent a minimum of $5000 in 2011 AND 2012 on medical deductibles/copayments/medications for him alone...

We spent at least another $2000 on special formula and non-covered therapies...

I will not even try to quantify the cost of my/my husbands lost work during his 8 hospitalizations...

So $36,000.

For 467 days.

Seem expensive??

This costs $36,000....



This was $36,000....$ 77.08 for each precious unrepeatable irreplacable day....


Happy "Meetcha" Anniversary my sweet darling baby boy.


10 comments:

  1. special salute for u :) god will certainly bless all of u ..

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  2. I love you, Henry, and your entire family. Praying for you today my precious friend!

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  3. Thinking of you today Carla!

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  4. As usual, you bring tears to my eyes. Miss Henry even though I never had the honor of meeting him.

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  5. Yup, I'm teary-eyed. Still so hard to believe he passed on.

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  6. As my heart weeps right beside you. Losing a child also and only having her just under 3 weeks if I could just turn back the clock for just one more day. Every penny, nickle and dollar spent each I would glad give again to have our baby girl home. No one person knows just how much love we had received and such little time. Our baby had a mother and a father to love her. She died in my arms not and orphan. Yes every dollar I would be glad to give again to have her here. I advocate for all orphans and if only each person would just step one time in an orphanage they would understand how the changes....

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  7. Henry you are a true treasure!

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  8. Oh, my heart. Worth every cent ten times over!

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  9. When you buy a car, it loses value quickly.

    When you adopt a child, well, only God can count that high. Love just bursts out a person.

    Lena

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  10. Prayers for you and yours, that you find solace in the fact that for 467 days, he knew what it was to have unconditional love of a family! Blessings!

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