Monday, July 8, 2013

The Hallway of Tears

There is a long, often empty, hallway at the Children’s Hospital, between the patient room elevators and the cafeteria.  I think halfway down that hallway gives parents just enough distance from their child’s hospital room, for reality and tears to kick in.

I haven’t gotten upset in front of Ryan, and I think I have been holding things together pretty well, but I have my moments.  I was walking down that hallway late the other night and I just burst into tears.  This morning, I was walking down that same hallway and saw another mother in tears.  I think that stretch of the hospital must see a lot of tears.

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