20 years ago today my life changed forever. I had a baby girl. Born 6 weeks early I absolutely wasn’t prepared. My brother was getting married near Chicago, 2.5 hours away so we went to the doctor to make sure my wife was OK to travel. The doctor took a look and said all was good. Our girl was cooking and the timer was set for 6 weeks.
Fast forward to the wedding. I the best man, stood at the alter as the beautiful bride walks down the aisle. As she walked the whispers started. It eventually turned to discussion which eventually turned into the music stopping and everyone looking at the rambling. Sitting in her chair in morbid embarrassment was my wife, drenched in water at the knees. Her water broke in the middle of the ceremony. My Mom being the great Mom, takes her by the hand and takes her to the restroom to get cleaned up and we meet to call the doctor. Their advice. Head to the hospital but this being her first, its going to be a while. It usually takes longer the first time.
So in the 1995 Honda Accord we go. She’s sitting in the front seat holding my hand as we head to the hospital 2.5 hours away not knowing how this thing is going to turn out. We know the eventual outcome, just not how or when. Cut to the next scene and hour later with my wife in the back seat with heavy contractions and me on the phone (yes I had a good cell phone 20 years ago) talking to the hospital about whether I needed to go to the first hospital or pull over and call an ambulance. I give them the space between contractions and and they say keep driving. An hour later. There is still a young blonde woman in my drenched back seat breathing in patterns and singing along to the Foo Fighters Fly. I can picture it like it was yesterday. She’s sweaty and smiling with tears of joy, fear, and anticipation. Me. I’m going 80 and actually hoping someone pulls me over so I can have a guarantee of getting to the hospital. Then my daughter decides she wants to come out. She starts moving forward. I call the hospital and they tell me that I have to come to the hospital. I’m going to get there faster than any ambulance since stopping and waiting would just make it a longer trip.
So I drive as fast as I can. Pull into the emergency room and they put her into a chair and ask how far apart the contractions are. I lift up my wife’s skirt and they can see that a baby is coming any second. 17 minutes later my daughter is laying in her arms. No drugs. No pain relief. Nothing but cursing and screaming to help her out.
That was my day 20 years ago. The day that made me into a man. That moved me to third most important in my life after my wife. The result after 20 years is nothing short of remarkable. God is supposed to even it out among looks, brains, and personality but somehow my daughter was dealt a good hand in every category. We say its because we were only graced with one and we put all our eggs in one basket, literally. I don’t know how everything for me was going to turn out but 20 years ago today I knew that I was as happy as a person could be and I still haven’t come down
Quote of the Day: “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” Frederick Douglass
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