8.08 Heart-Shaped Box
Meredith: "I think we should practice our statements to the judge."
Derek: "I think you should stop worrying about it and relax. I can help you with that."
Meredith: "Derek, we have 36 hours before we have to convince a judge that we're Zola's parents."
Derek: "We are Zola's parents."
Meredith: "But they don't know that. For all they know we hate children, we feed cute little kittens to a dog we keep in the backyard."
Meredith: "I'm just saying, they don't know us."
Derek: "All we have to do is just stand up there and speak from the heart. That's all convincing that we need. Okay?"
Say you're in the OR. Repairing the Vena Cava. When suddenly, everything goes to hell. So, you cut this, suture that and soon, that crappy situation is a thing of the past. Too bad you can't meet all of life's challenges with a surgical scalpel. I mean... you could try. But I'm pretty sure that would be considered assault.
It's a little bit horrifying just how quickly everything can fall to crap. Sometimes, it takes a huge loss to remind you of what you care about the most. Sometimes, you find yourself becoming stronger as a result. Wiser, better equipped to deal with the next disaster that comes along. Sometimes... but not always.