Initially, they were going to perform the blood clot removing surgery at Lutheran, where we both were. So they sent me to my room and got everything set up for him. A few minutes later, they wheeled Chuck out of his room to take him to the OR. I looked up right as they were going by. He also saw me in my room and stopped the nurses from going any further. That day, he had 2 male nurses and I had 2 female nurses. He asked them to wheel him in my room so he could visit with me for a few minutes. They were hesitant and then decided to do so. So the 6 of us were crammed in this room with 2 beds. It was a magical moment suspended in time. And I swear to God that I saw little heart emojis surrounding all of us. We all behaved like we were getting away with some incredible feat and we shared a sense of excitement, wonder and joy. The doctor brought us back to reality with a demand to get him to the OR. But, just for that moment in time, we 6 were a part of a beautiful love story. I hope that this moment stays with those nurses during the hard hard times when they are helping their patients fight for their lives. Maybe it will give them a moment of happiness in their darkest hour.