“What do you want to do?” I asked.
“I don’t know. What to do you want to do?” He replied back.
“I’m bored too.”
Michael and I were sitting on the couch after dinner on Friday night no clue what to do with ourselves since this was the first weekend in I don’t know how long that
a. I haven’t had to work over the weekend and
b. we both had off the same weekend
No sooner did our back and forth questioning end that I received a text from my friend, Whitney. “I think I am in labor….they are 5 minutes apart. Are you available??”
“Yes!!” I replied to her. “Michael, we’re going to the hospital!” I said to him.
And who knew the crazy experience I was going to take part in that night. I rode down Carolina Beach Road with Whitney and her husband Michael going 70 mph in a minivan on the way to the hospital (speed limit 45mph).
It was indeed one of the fasted labors I’ve been a part of, but it sure did seem like the longest. It was so hard to watch a friend be in that much pain and be helpless to do anything for her. Michael was amazingly strong and continually comforted her and whispered in her ear words of encouragement. I could never be that strong. She may have felt like she was totally weak during those moments but all I was thinking was that she’s stronger than I’ll ever be. And only Whitney can keep her sarcastic comments going during a time like this. Then, amongst all that chaos, out pops this beautiful baby boy, Zeke. We had been waiting to meet him for so long. He was no longer “tiny teel” inside her belly but a tangible human being. We all took turns holding him and then we eventually headed home and left them to be alone as a family. Our boring night turned out to be not so boring after all.
Whit, you are incredible. Thank you for letting me be a part of such an amazing and intimate experience. I will look at you differently now 🙂 But definitely for the better. Enjoy your little bundle of love. He is absolutely beautiful!
and he brought them out of their distress.
29 He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea were hushed.