Late on September 10th,
the day that may or may not be my anniversary,
my daughter went into labor.
I was in California,
She was in Arizona.
My husband called me and
then went to the hospital
I was to fly home the next morning,
Others were to fly to California to take care of business
but when my husband woke
to the news,
he knew there would be no flight home,
that there would be no one to help me with work,
that I would not be there to welcome my grandson
into the world.
Stuck in California, I drove on deserted LA interstates
while my daughter labored all day.
the information swirled
and she had to have wondered
what she was doing in bringing a child into this world.
My grandson bided his time,
but he was determined
and early on September 12th
One day later, I drove from California
mother and grandson home.
For me these days are
Thank you again, Beverly
for hosting Pink Saturday.
Please go by and say hello to all the lovely ladies