It was 18 years ago today July 20th… that Mom stopped in the middle of what she was doing and said… “Oh oh, I think I’d better get to the hospital now.”
Doctors all told my Mom that what she was feeling was wrong, just gas, just constipation, the baby isn’t due for a long time yet.
My Mom insisted this was more then just gas and there was a lot of arguing. My Mom walked around the park for a long time and then went back to the emergency room where they said “Mrs. Mackenzie, the baby isn’t due for a while yet.” Then my Mom’s water broke.
My sister was on her way. It was 1:00 a.m July 21 that my baby sister emerged into this world, wide eyes, and curious and perfectly healthy. I’ve never regretted a day since she came. To my best friend… Happy early birthday.