Today marks a highlight in my life. It’s actually the first time I rushed someone to the hospital. Namely, my wife Apple.
She had some sort of intense pain in the mid left section of her tummy and was in severe pain. So much so that she was perspiring – to the brink of crying. Needless to say I felt stressed, helpless and somewhat paralyzed on what to do.
But on the outside I seemed calm, composed and prodding her to go to the hospital immediately. It’s ironic how someone in severe pain often times don’t want to go to the hospital because of fear of injections, incisions and other procedures that require the tampering of one’s skin.
However this time, it wasn’t an option. We had to go to the hospital because she could barely walk and I couldn’t take the sight of her taking on the level of pain she was going through.
I never wanted to see Apple go through as much pain as she went through with our Lamaze method of delivering our first baby. And yet here we are three and a half months later going through the same thing if not worse. She described the pain as a 10 while she described her labor only as a 9 by the time we got to the delivery area.
It was something I dreaded. And now here we are in the eye of the storm. It’s really only the thought of God being on top of all this that gives us hope and a sense of calm.
Strangely, the pain went away completely the moment Apple laid down in bed. Of course I was relieved to know this while Apple was wishing for some of the pain to linger because it was ‘weird‘ for her that it disappeared altogether.
I’m just glad that she’s alright now.
My plans of going to the office was completely annihilated when the doctor told me there was no chance of me getting to Paranaque by 6:30pm. But you know what? I feel completely fine.
And that’s because I’m here in one of the highlights of my life with the girl I love the most.
This is my biblical duty as a husband. More than anything, I am doing this unto the Lord as much as, if not more, than for my wife.
Thank you Lord for these times when we can reflect on your wonderful mercy and grace in our lives!