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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Here We Go...

June 8th, 2004...rolling through the hospital with you in my arms. I couldn't believe you were really here. People smiled at us as we rolled through the halls. I was embarrased by the oddness of being pushed in a wheelchair, scared to death of what comes next, feeling the "hugeness" of this moment, and really, really just wanting to get you home to our house. They parked me by the front door and Daddy went and got the car it. It seemed like he was gone forever. I wasn't confident yet...not sure what type of mother I would be. If I could do it. If we could pull this off. I couldn't believe it had already been 48 hours and they were giving this tiny little child to us to take home.
There we were..you and me...alone and ready to leave the safety net of the hospital. A old couple walked up to us and smiled.
"What's the baby's name?" he asked.
"Lucy Katherine," I said.
"Well, now...welcome to the world Lucy Katherine!" and he walked away.
I got tears in my eyes. Here you really were. In the world. No longer in my dreams but a person who people would talk to and say hello to. It felt so wild.
And Dad came and got us. And we walked outside and the muggy 80 degree day hit us in the face because we'd been in air conditioning for 2 days. And away we went...

3 Comments:

At 6:01 PM, Blogger Goodnight Mrs. Kalabash said...

Hey - I'm incognito!

But I remember that day like it was yesterday! A teeny little girl with big eyes that watched you like she'd known you for a very, very long time.

I've loved her since the moment she was born!!!

 
At 9:53 AM, Blogger Kellie said...

Such a sweet and simple post--brought a tear to my eye!! It's an odd, yet amazing, feeling when you're leaving the hospital.

 
At 7:06 AM, Blogger Stacy said...

Happy Birthday Lucy K - hope you have a wonderful 4th year...

 

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