Friday, July 27, 2007

Picture and Story 6

This is a baby picture of our first daughter- K from 1993. Seeing it brings immediately to mind one of my worst blunders as a husband.

The night Michelle told me that her contractions had begun and we needed to get to the hospital we launched into red-alert status. I grabbed our things, all pre-packed and ready, and loaded the car. I came back up the stairs to escort Michelle and off to the hospital we sped. It was the middle of the night and I was exhausted. Self-centered alert #1.

As we drove I saw our local Dunkin Donuts and pulled over to grab a cup of coffee. Self-centered alert #2. Michelle didn’t say anything as I got out… later she told me it was because she was in the middle of a seriously painful contraction.

I ran in, grabbed a large coffee, and we resumed our trip to the hospital. It wasn’t until a few days later that Michelle informed me how ticked off she was. I guess that was pretty insensitive.

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