Gibbs Understands

I’ve been sick in bed with a super nasty flu bug for three days now. The only good thing about it is canceling work to snuggle with kitties while catching up on 2 weeks of DVR.

A current story line on NCIS follows Ducky’s assistant, Palmer, as he and his wife struggle with infertility and eventually infant adoption. He comes back from the hospital in despair after the birth mother decides to keep the baby. This conversation with Gibbs got the waterworks going:


Palmer: She is so much stronger than I am, and me… I feel like I can’t breathe. I’ve never felt this bad in my life, Gibbs.

Gibbs: Well, just wait ’til it’s 3 in the morning and your kid is running 104. You’re just getting started.

Palmer: That’s the point, I’m NOT getting started, and… Maybe I never will.

Gibbs: Well, then FIGHT for it, Palmer! That’s what you do, you fight for your family! And sometimes, you fight like hell just to HAVE one.

Palmer: You want me to fight? I feel like I just went 10 rounds with Joe Lewis.

Gibbs: Do you want to be dad, Palmer? Because right now, THIS is being a dad.

Thank you, Gibbs, for understanding. ❤

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