Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Day 100. My favorite post so far.

(Post originally intended for 11/22)
I won't be posting for the next few days because I'm in the hospital. Everything's fine and everyone's healthy. I just wanted to give you guys the heads up. This setting will also explain why the majority of the people I met today were medical personnel. So here we go.

I met Janice. She worked the main nursing station and was wearing Dora the Explorer scrubs. As this is my least favorite of my daughter's favorite shows it took a great force of will to think kindly about her. That being said, she was a very nice lady. She told me about how she always wanted a daughter, but only had sons. "Finally," she said, "one of my sons gave me a granddaughter. Now I finally have a reason to spend all my money." if this granddaughter got half the treatment that Janice reported, she's very nearly royalty.

Next I met Chary, another nurse who just moved to a new department of the hospital. She was the type of person that talks to people as though she's known them for years. At least, that's the impression I got. I thought we'd get along like a house on fire until I realized something; she had a Dora lanyard around her neck. What the WHAT!?! I don't understand why that little Latina was shadowing me today, but she was. I'm happy to say that the lanyard was her final appearance at the hospital... for now.

I met Nicole by complimenting her fantastic, metallic,  patent leather shoes. These things were fabulous. She works in Labor and Delivery, and talked about how hilarious it was when women showed up to give birth looking like a prom queen. She talked about one girl who was dressed to the nines with freshly done hair and makeup. "By the time her baby was born she looked like the incredible Hulk." I laughed my face off when she told me that.

Finally, I met a little girl. A very, very precious baby girl. Her name is Charis. She looks just like her mom. I know this, because Charis is my new daughter. She was born today. Up until now I wondered how I could possibly love anyone as much as I love my 3 year old. I'm not wondering anymore. The love was there just waiting to come out. She's perfect. Absolutely beautiful. I know this is a pretty cheesy post for me, but I don't mind. I began writing this blog to write about people who have changed the way I look at the world. Charis has done exactly that. I'm sure I'll have more to say about her as this blog continues. Thank you to everyone who was praying for us today, and for all the well wishes from friends and family. I love you all. Thank you for being a part of this amazing day.


  1. Congratulations, Jesse! I couldn't be more happy for you!

  2. Congrats, Jesse. Love the name! (Our 2-year-old daughter Julia's middle name is Karis.)

    Now you have another reason to be thankful.