So why did hubby wait so long to go to the hospital? He didn't want to make me upset. Just by doing this, instead of make me upset, he made me so happy. He showed me how much he loves me, which was better than being able to host my party!
So the lesson learned was in finding joy in the journey. Don't place all your happiness in the end destination, because you may never get there. Find joy along the way, and realize that although sometimes you end up somehwere you didn't expect, that place can be just as wonderful. I heard a story from a friend once who has a disabled child. It was a poem about how everyone wants to go to Italy, and she dreamed about going to Italy her whole life, but then when she tried to get there, she ended up in Holland. She kept hearing from all her friends who had gone to Italy, but instead of being upset that she didn't get there, she found that Holland, although different than Italy, was just as wonderful. I think that this story applies to many things in life, not just having a child with a disability. You can choose to be happy with what you have been given, and you can choose to realize that although what you have been given might be different than what you initially wanted, it is in many ways just as wonderful.
(But don't worry, we still plan on hosting the party, and I will share it all with you.)