4 Months and 4 days ago, my best friend left work and drove strait to the hospital to be there for my emergency c-section. She held my hand as they prepped me for the OR while Chris urgently tried to call family.
Today, I left work early and took that same drive from the hospital we work at to the same hospital I had Nolan at to hold my best friends hand as they prep her to have her appendix taken out.
So we both are sitting here in the hospital room, and now SHE is the one sitting in the very same bed as I was just 4 short months ago. This is the LAST place I want to be right now as far as THIS hospital but I went through the back way and I am on the opposite side of the hospital than I was with Nolan. SO, I think I can do this, but only for Val's sake...because I love her.
For those of you that don't know Val... She is my best friend, the one who did everything for my wedding, the one who was there for every second of Nolan (from the second he was born to the second he died) the one who made Nolan's video for his service and the one that has an 8 year old son who is suppose to have open heart surgery next week. (long run on sentence)
Nolan, watch over my best friend, I know you will... but also give me the strength to hang out in this place. I promised I would not step foot in here until I had your little brother or sister in my belly. But for Valorie.. I would do anything, just as she has for me.