When I was released from the hospital after Marcus was born, I walked out those double doors without him. Anyone who has done this, left the hospital without their baby in their arms knows this is a painful thing to do.
Nothing about it feels right. Fortunately I knew my baby would be coming home, I had to be patient.
Friends took me to my favorite Chinese restaurant for comfort food. I don’t remember the food or the conversation, what I remember is the fortune cookie ->
“The heart is wiser than the intellect.”
Normally I get annoyed by fortune cookies that are not fortunes, but I already knew this one was, in fact, a fortune after all.
Aw, love this 🙂
Also wanted to say your posts on the Sheltered Workshops were amazing! So well written…I thought you did an excellent job with them!
I’m sharing this with my prenatal diagnosis mom’s group. Perfect. 🙂
I have the real slip in Marcus’ baby book.
This was back when I was “organized” about things like this. You know…the first two weeks.
You remember those days, right?
XOXO to you for coming by 🙂
Leaving a baby in the hospital is so hard. That happened to us over 32 years ago, and my arms still ache when I think of it. We went for comfort food at Village Inn. Alas, no fortune cookies there! Thanks for adding this to the Tuesday Dream Team link share.
Yes – But pie. Pie can be very helpful too, in it’s way 🙂
Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your link.
Oh, coming home to an empty house without a baby. I made Bob dismantle the crib. Horrid.
Wise old cookie indeed though. H x
Yeah – that bit sucked. But yes, I learned a bit anyhow. 🙂