A few days ago, my dear friend, Jane, sent me a text from her anniversary trip to Maui.
"Our flight comes in tomorrow morning," she explained.
"We'd like to stop by the hospital and see you on the way home from the airport."
"We'll be here," I said.
"I'm not going home until I can take him with me."
The visit was a wonderful distraction from the mundane day.
They are wonderful friends.
She brought a gift, of course... She's Jane.
She's always great at giving gifts.
They are always perfect.
This one was no less.
She took my shoulders and looked me in the eye.
"I know you said you are not leaving the hospital without him," she said.
"But at some point you are going to have to...
You still have 3 other babies at home who need you."
"I got this so that whenever you are ready, whenever you have to go,
you can take him with you and keep him close to your heart."
Like I said, it's perfect.
I love, love, LOVE it.
I love, love, LOVE that girl.
I have not taken it off...