20″ x 20″
On May 2, 2019, we drove to Baltimore in the middle of the night because our daughter Sarah was in labor. At 12:30, Nic texted that they were at the hospital, Sarah was 10cm dilated, and they could see his head. We were 50-60 minutes away. I texted him our ETA, prayed for a safe delivery and a healthy baby, sure that I was going to arrive after he did. We arrived at 1:20 with no further word from Nic. The nurse came to get me and told Todd he could come in after the baby was born. I hadn’t missed it. I went into the delivery room for the most remarkable eight minutes of my life. I watched my baby give birth to her baby. She told me after he was born that Nic had told her our ETA, and she kept asking them what time it was. She was so determined for me to be there that she waited until I was in the delivery room to push in the place they were telling her. I can’t even put into words my amazement that she actively waited for me to get there. Such love, pure joy.