“Let’s go, Let’s go,” Miranda said, the moment her husband
entered the room. He had spent the night at home last night. He hadn’t wanted
too, but his wife insisted. It wasn’t a bad thing. When he got home, he
couldn’t sleep, so he spent some time tidying up the house and getting it ready
for his wife.
It had been a long and stressful week, but they were on the
home stretch. Miranda was coming home and she was in remission. He couldn’t
believe it. It was too good to be true, and yet he knew it was true.
Blake laughed. He knew how ready she was to go home. She had
missed her dogs and her family. She was going to have to spend a lot of time
resting and recovering, but she was going to be at home. She could handle
anything, as long as she got to go home.
“You have to wait a minute. The nurse has to bring the
papers,” he said and she sighed. “Chill out honey,’ he teased. “You will be on
your way home before long,” he said and she huffed out a breath. It seemed like
the morning had dragged on. In actuality, it had only been an hour, but still.
“Where is she?” Miranda asked five minutes later. “What’s
the rush? You got a hot date or something,” her husband teased and she stuck
her tongue out at him. “Do you?” he asked and she laughed. Her husband could be
“No, I just want to see the dogs,” she said and Blake nodded
his head. He knew she missed those dogs. “And I want to tell them about the
baby,” she said and Blake almost rolled his eyes. “Babe, I don’t think they
will understand,” he said and Miranda emphatically nodded her head.
“Yes, they will,” she said and Blake decided to drop. He
knew better than to argue with his wife when it came to the dogs. He never won
anyway. “Can you find the doctor?” she asked impatiently and he smiled.
“Please,” she begged, her lower lip pouting out. “Fine,” he
said and headed out of the room. He immediately ran into the nurse and smiled.
“She’s itching to get out,” he said and the nurse laughed. She had no doubt
that Miranda had been giving her husband a hard time.
“Here’s the paperwork. Just sign it and I will go get a
wheelchair,” she said and Blake nodded his head. “Well,” Miranda said and he
looked up. “I have to finish signing these papers,” he said and she nodded.
‘And then,” she said and he smiled. “And then you get to
leave here… in a wheelchair,” he said and she immediately started to protest.
“Sorry, hospital policy,” he said and she crossed her arms. “Just do it,” he
said as the nurse came in the room.
“I’m fine,’ Miranda immediately said and the nurse grinned.
“I know you are. Hospital policy,” she said and Miranda glared at her husband.
‘What?” he asked, wanting desperately to say I told you so, but not saying it.
“Help me up,” she said and the nurse pulled out the cables
for the monitor. “Baby, we get to go home,’ she said and Blake smiled. He was
about to say something when he realized she was taking to their baby.
“I’m ready,” she said and Blake smiled. The nurse pushed
Miranda while Blake led her to the truck. He lifted her into the truck and
thanked the nurse. “Home sweet home,” he said as he started the truck. Miranda
smiled as she saw the trees pass. She had never been so thankful to see the
outdoors. She saw a little during her morning sunrises, but it wasn’t enough.
She was really going to appreciate nature now.
“Yay,” she said the moment she saw the familiar house. “We
are home baby,” she said as the truck roared to a stop. “We are,” Blake said
and leaned over to kiss his wife. She smiled as he leaned over and kissed their
“Ready?” he asked as he lifted her into his arms. He carried
her into the house and grinned when he saw the sign. He had asked his family
and hers to a small get together to celebrate her recovery.
“Yay Miranda,” they cheered as she came into the house. She
smiled, the tears rolling down her face. She was thankful for each and every
one of her family members. Her Momma
came over and gave her a big hug. “Love you,” she said and smacked a kiss
against her daughter’s cheek.
“I’m so proud of you,” Dot said as she hugged her
daughter-in-law. She really was the strongest person she had ever meant. “Thanks
Momma,” Miranda said and melted into the hug.
“Aunt Miranda, Aunt Miranda,” Ryan and Jace chanted as they
ran into the kitchen. ‘Hey guys,” she said and gently hugged the two of them.
“We missed you,” Ryan said and Miranda smiled. “I missed you guys too,” she
said and smiled. “What’s that?” she asked and they grinned.
‘We made a picture for you and our baby cousin,” Ryan said
and Miranda grinned. “Let me see,” she said as Ryan turned the picture so she
could look at it. “Wow, Ryan the baby is wearing a pink dress,” she said and
“So, you want your cousin to be a girl,” she said and Ryan
smiled. “Well, Uncle Blake said,” she started to say before Blake cut her off.
“Blake said what?” she asked and Blake frowned.
“I, umm… one of the nurses accidentally revealed the gender to me,” he
said, trying to dig himself out of the hole he was currently in.
“And…” she said and he smiled. “Do you want to know?” he
asked and she smiled. ‘Well I wanted to wait, but…” she said and Blake looked
at her. ‘Ryan,” he said and Ryan grinned. “It’s a girl Aunt Miranda, a girl,”
she said, not able to control her excitement.
She wanted a girl to play with and now she was getting one.
Granted it would be a few years before the baby could play, but still.
“A girl,” she said and stared straight into her husband’s
eyes. She ignored the excitement in the kitchen as she focused on her husband.
He had tears in his eyes. “A girl,” she said and he nodded his head. ‘A little
girl, who will be just as strong as her Momma,” he said and Miranda blinked
back a few tears.
She had wanted a daughter more than anything in the world.
She would have been happy with a son, but she secretly longed for a daughter.
And now she was getting one.
“Yes,” she said as she looked around the kitchen. Everyone
was hugging and laughing. “This is the best day ever. I’m cancer free. Our
daughter is okay. And our family is here,” she said and grinned.
“And there’s cake, chocolate cake,” she said and Blake
grinned. “A craving?” he asked and she shrugged her shoulders. “I don’t know,
but I want some of that,” she said and Blake laughed.
“Right now,” she said when her husband made no move to cut
her a piece. “Okay everyone cake time,” he said and the kids cheered. Miranda
found herself in a healthy conversation with both their Mom’s. “So, once you
are feeling better, we have to go shopping,” Dot said and Miranda grinned.
“Yes, pink. Lots and lots of pink,” she said and Blake
grinned. He was going to do everything in his power to get his daughter at
least one purple outfit. He knew his wife would freak out, but he had to do it.
“No purple outfits,’ Miranda said to her husband and he
shook his head. “How did you know?” he asked and she grinned. “You were
smirking. You gave yourself away,” she said and he shook his head.
‘You know me to well,” he said and she laughed. “Yes, I do,”
she said, knowing that her husband would get their daughter a purple outfit and
yes she would let him. But she was going to give him some grief first.
After all, she could do that now. They could tease each
other again. The pressure was off. She was healing nicely and the baby was
growing. The smile on her face just continued to grow.
She was finally starting to enjoy this pregnancy and she
certainly hoped that it stayed that way. She deserved a smooth pregnancy and so
did her family.