I cried multiple times, because of the way my daughter was treated in the hospital.
She was treated like an expecting mother: I cried.
She was treated with honesty and respect: I cried.
My daughter was praised for her sobriety and encouraged to continue: I cried.
My beautiful girl was educated about a parents in recovery group: I cried.
A recovery nurse spent an hour talking with my daughter and her partner: I cried.
A pediatrician went above and beyond to make sure mom and dad were comfortable
In newborn care and also in their plan for continued recovery: I cried.
I had the honor of being blessed with a beautiful, healthy grand-baby: I cried.
I went in to this with my guard up, expecting to break out my momma bear claws.
I was prepared to stand up for these two brave young adults in recovery.
I thought I would have to defend their choices, their hard work, their character:
I was wrong.
As a nurse, mom and memaw- I was 100% grateful and……….