I drove to work that morning, while receiving texts from my mom and brother. This was the day for sure. She was already past due. They gave me the report: Chanin was doing fine; looked like we had a long day ahead of us. I was on the phone on and off, with my brother, then with my mom, continuously checking in. I wondered just how many more hours I would have to wait. All of a sudden, our plans changed directions. My mom called me. Emergency C-section. Baby is coming..now. I couldn’t believe it at first. I had prepared myself for a lengthy day of text and phone call updates while at school. Now I was hearing that in a matter of minutes, I would find out if I had a niece or a nephew.
I continued on my day teaching, constantly aware of the endeavor my brother and sister-in-law were currently facing. I shared my anticipation and joy with others, letting them know another person was about to join our big world. Luckily, I didn’t have to wait much longer. My phone rang. It was my brother, Eric. With overwhelming anxious excitement, I awaited the sentence…
It’s a GIRL!
Her name is Cosette.