Bahaha moments are my favorite moments. You know what I'm talking about. It's those moments when you laugh at someone for being an idiot. Or when you have the same thought as someone else. Or when someone just now gets the Capt Obvious moment. There are so many of these great moments! It's those moments when you sit back and have that laugh that sounds like "Bahaha." I just love them!
I have lots of these moments but a few days ago I had one that may be my favorite. Chaz's Ortho Trauma lead doctor is really great. He is a little older and totally set in his ways. He and I got along very well. He has very good communication skills and really cares for the soldiers. Chaz and I were totally comfortable with him. He is the one who fired feeding tube lady off of Chaz's team for me. He saw me when I was visiting the McConnell family and wanted to catch up and see how we were doing. Unfortunately most of the docs don't get to see the guys once they leave their care. He was really excited to see us. He lit up when Chaz wheeled down the hall. It was great!
He pulled me aside and said, "I need to tell you something." I nodded. He said, "We all thought you were crazy with your week in DC, week in TN plan. We all thought you'd give up. We all thought that smile of yours would go away. Can I just tell you I am so glad we were all wrong? We actually were betting on how long you'd last. Now we all use you as a reference. So how did you do it?" I had to swallow that one down. This is the man who was instrumental in my decision in February, now tells me everyone doubted me from the beginning. Well I am so glad he waited 8 months to tell me that. Wow!
Then it hit me. I proved a gazillion doctors wrong, bahaha!!! Isn't that hilarious?! All these medical professionals were sure I would fail. Actually it turns out they were positive I would fail. It's so funny, since this all started the only opinions that mattered to me were Chaz's. I listened to others, but always went back to him. He and I knew we could make it work and we did. Don't get me wrong, being in two airports every Wednesday was not fun. Leaving either Chaz or the girls every week was rough, but the girls needed to stay in TN and be in school and be with their friends and they needed to be kids. Chaz needed me to be with him without distractions. The only way to do that was to spend one week with him and then one week with the girls. I don't even know how many planes I was on, but it's was a high number. One thing I have learned for sure it the best decisions that you make for those you love are usually the hardest. Best does not always equal easy, let me assure you!
Eight months later, we're all together and we did make it work. Chaz and I prove that with love, hope and determination you can prove even the smartest group of doctors wrong. I guess you can't underestimate the power of hope, love and prayer!