I was over at The Displaced Dutchican and she posted about a guy who left his wife to go to the airport to pick up his mother. Several people expressed what they thought of this guy....and it wasn't nice, lol.
I confess. Gunner did the same thing. I was overdue with our first child, my water broke and we went to the hospital. I was admitted. My mom was arriving into Frankfurt that morning and my husband left me at the hospital to go get her. At the time I wasn't happy, but he didn't want to leave her there since we didn't know how long it would take. We were about 45 minutes from the hospital and it was all autobahn, so he took off and I stayed there...in pain.
He returned with my mom and later that night our daughter Em was born. Looking back on it now I laugh and laugh. I wasn't amused at the time, but I was glad that my mom was there and found her to be a lot more helpful than Gunner was--of course I was still a little pissed at him at the time, but it was short lived.
Anyway he has redeemed himself.
I did just ask Gunner again and he said if we were in Germany that he would make the same choice, but if we were in the States she would have to find her own way.
Here's my mom's account that she wrote a few weeks ago when she opened a memory from the box referring to the incident.
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