my best friend in the universe and another friend of ours drove two hours from Ypsilanti, MI, to Coldwater, MI to walk me up and down the halls of the maternity ward all. night. long. the evil nurses on shift wanted me to stay in bed, insisting that i was not really in labor and that there was no way i was going to give birth any time soon, but walking kept things moving for me. we kept getting up and walking, and getting yelled at by the nurses for being off of my monitor, but after two other early labor scares, there was no chance in the nine hells that i was going home w/o a baby in my arms. period.
so, even though tomorrow is the Kid’s sixth birthday (wow!), this post is for Audee and Jason, and a little bit my mom too, for walking w/ me, being w/ me, and being there, holding my hand and sharing the greatest day of my life. you didn’t have to give up all the sleep and comfort to be there, but you did (which is more than i can say for SOME people). you were there when i was scared and needed the support, and to take pictures while i was shooting a human out of my va jay jay.
and Audee, the bond we formed over these six years is something that will never be broken. you have been the greatest friend to me and godmother to the Kid ever. who woulda thunk? ;)
and lastly, here’s to the Kid, who saved my life, and changed it for the better forever. you, and that perfectly round head (ouch!) are something that i will never regret, no matter how many people think they can control us and hurt us. i love you, Kid.