Suddenly, he had an idea! Spiderman ran to the wall. “Mama, I want to climb up to you!”
The disappointment was almost unbearable. The Spiderman costume he was wearing, did not give this small boy the abilities of his favorite super hero. He couldn’t climb the wall of the hospital to be with his mother who had given birth to his new baby brother. Hospital policy did not allow even young Spidey to come up for a visit.
I can relate to my little, super-hero friend. I thought I was going to fly back home today. My hopes were dashed. It took a moment to sink in. I thought maybe the situation would change, but it didn’t. I grabbed the handle of my suitcase and started the hike back the way I came…
Train to metro.
Metro to another metro.
Hauling my suitcase up flights of stairs.
The long walk to my friends’ flat.
I had no idea if they were home. My cell phone doesn’t work in Russia and I couldn’t find a wifi connection anywhere.
They were home. Shocked, but welcoming. Then, we took a short trip to the hospital to visit our friend, Elmira Knutzen, who has just had their 3rd child. It was such a fun blessing to get the chance to see them and meet the new little one. And, as the picture shows, I even got to wear my very own “super-hero-hospital cape”!