Expect the Unexpected – Just in Case
This month just flew by – and for good reason.
The Unexpected happened –
in the car in a parking lot.
(No, it was not a car accident.)
My daughter doesn’t like hospitals.
She had a bad experience when she was younger.
She was in terrible pain all night after surgery.
So she didn’t want to be in the hospital waiting for hours.
She was stalling. The pain got worse. Finally she agreed to go.
I got the call to go meet them at the hospital.
I was stalling, figuring there would still be hours to go.
I took my time getting ready even though it was a 45 minute drive.
Halfway there I got a call –
“You have a grandson.” My first grandchild.
What, he is here already?
“Yes, he was delivered in the car
in the parking lot of the emergency room.”
My son in law is a kidder; I did not believe him.
Apparently no one in the emergency area did either.
When my son in law said the baby was coming now
he meant literally. They figured he was
just another expectant father until
a child watching in the hospital doorway
saw him holding a new baby.
Thank heavens Matt had read books.
Matt knew how to get the cord off the baby’s neck
and get him to breathe, and then laid him
on my daughter’s chest until help arrived.
Matt expected the unexpected.
He had read about having a baby
from a father’s viewpoint.
He had gone to classes.
He knew what to do, just in case.
Do you have a Plan B?
What if something does not work out?
Do you have alternatives?
Will you be prepared?
Can you, are you, willing to change directions?
All is well that ends well,
because the unexpected happened
and preparation was there.