Originally written 10/16/14
Our daughters turn 22 today. 22 years ago at this very moment, we were in a different hospital. On the other side of the country. For a very different reason. 22 years ago life was all potential. Who our family was about to become. Who our children would turn out to be. Who we would be as parents. What our lives would become. 22 years ago we never could have guessed what was ahead of us. So many things. Some wonderful, many hard. But never this.
And today, we sit in a hospital. This time I’m in the chair rather than the bed. Sitting and wondering. What will become of us? Who will we be? Who will our children be? The same. But so different.