I remember where I was 24 years ago tonight. I was in a room in a hospital in New Castle, PA – getting ready for 5 hours of hard labor to have my first-born child – Ashlee Renee. I went into labor on her due date of August 5th and she was born at 2:27 am on August 6, 1987.
So much has changed since I was 26 years old. We’ve lived an entire lifetime since then – crisscrossed the country a couple of times and have finally wound up back in the Pacific Northwest.
Everything about life changes when you have a baby – our doctor told Greg and me that we would enter the hospital as two people – and leave as three. Our life really changed and we discovered that Ashlee was the new boss of our home – deciding when she would eat and sleep – and most often in those first few months – she was at an opposite schedule – so NO ONE slept much. I remember not minding – she was precious and I had prayed for a girl and she was PERFECT.
Happy Birthday, Ashlee – you will be 24 in 6 hours!
Where were you 24 years ago today?