How Did We Get Here?

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How did we get here?
“April 1st, 2006” I nervously said to myself, “This is a day I will remember forever.” It was 4:30 A.M. when I got out of bed. I got dressed then went into the bathroom. I looked at myself in the mirror, put in my contacts and applied some mascara (I can’t remember a day I haven’t put on mascara). I walked downstairs and into the kitchen where I was going to make a very special cup of coffee. I had purchased a small amount of very decadent, full bodied, Italian coffee thinking when the day arrives, I have earned it in a special kind of way. Today will be the best day ever! As I stand in the kitchen and look at the door to the garage I noticed all the bags. I know I must triple check all of them. “Okay, one more …show more content…

7:00 A.M.- I remember walking into the hospital, noticing how soothing and pretty everything looked. “Why had I not noticed this before?” The lobby was very sleek looking, with blue, gray, and brown covered chairs. They were the slouchy kind of chairs, the kind you can sink down in while watching a football game. The walls were primarily a beautiful sea blue with a small amount of white trim that hugged all the doors. We walked to the elevator and pushed the button for the fourth floor. It seemed like an eternity to get to where we needed to be. I found myself staring at the inside of the elevator, noticing the red halo of light behind the floor buttons, the emergency call box boldly outlined in black, hearing the whirling gears of the elevators pulley system that seemed so loud. The elevator doors opened and one by one the passengers got off on their selected floors. “The fourth floor, it is finally here” I thought to myself. My husband and I looked at each other anxiously, this is it. I knew we were thinking the same thing. Our life changes now, and we couldn’t wait.
7:15 A.M.- As we exited the elevator we were greeted with smiles by three nurses. Kayla was the first to say hello. She had long, dark brown hair and the face of an angel. Jane was the next to say hello, I noticed the bracelet she was wearing, it had pink and blue shoe charms on it. The last to say hello was Kelly, she had long blond hair that was haphazardly up in a twist on the back of

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