FEBRUARY 23

FEBRUARY 23

From Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspirations for Women

February 23

As Mercy Hospital’s three-to-eleven nursing supervisor for 40 years, I experienced just about every medical emergency.

Late one evening, I was paged by the emergency department saying a mom was about to deliver her fourth child while en route to the hospital. I hustled to the ER driveway just as their car pulled in.

I opened the door to the passenger’s side to find the young mom leaning back in the seat, groaning and pushing—with three little boys gawking over her shoulder from the back seat. With one more groan and push, the infant was in my hands.

As the staff rushed up with medical supplies, I heard one little boy gasp, “Now I know where babies come from!”

His little brother responded, “Yeah! From under the car seat!”

Elaine Stallman

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