quilt for a small girl I know and love.
We spent the evening in the city Tuesday on a emergency mission. Our dear Charlotte was doubled over in pain, Jon called, stuck at work, feeling helpless. We got in the car like Batman and Robin. My dearest got us to the city in record time and to Charlotte's side. Off we went to the emergency room...imagine the music from Jeopardy, playing over and over in your head... the emergency room....where things move slow. Thankfully, it turned out that Charlotte's pain was nothing serious, just awfully painful. We were able to stay with Charlotte until Jon could join her, and then stayed around for test results and to take them home.
We were at the same hospital where all of my babies were born, and driving there at night (like all my labors) was quite a blast from the past. Driving in the city at night, and in the old neighborhood brought back many memories. It was surprisingly quiet with very little traffic.
We got home near 2am. It took me a while to fall asleep. Grateful that Charlotte would be better, thinking of all the people we saw go in and out of the ER. Families with sick babies, a young man who'd been injured in a fight, another young man with a bullet wound in the hand... A young mother with a baby just learning to walk. She amused him with a bracelet, moving it around the room so he would walk. Another man who injured his arm at work. I forget that every night when we are safe and comfortable in our beds, this drama plays out in Emergency Rooms all over Chicagoland, all over the US. The Doctors and Nurses, the staff and even the guard and maintenance man were kind and patient. They do this every day and night, so grateful for their expertise. God bless them all!
We are looking forward to the long holiday weekend. Making small improvements around the house, heading to the Lake for a long walk and finishing a garden project I started in the spring... Hope that you can get out and enjoy this last official summer weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments. Enjoy this beautiful day.