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This is the journey of Evan, through the eyes of his mom, Anne.   Thank you for sharing Anne!

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”  -Joseph Campbell, author. 

This quote has been on my refrigerator for the past 10 years, ever since my son Evan was born.  I’m not sure it would have meant anything to me if not for the birth of my beautiful boy.

My husband Mike and I were married on September 4th 1999.  We were anxious to have a baby because I was older and we didn’t know if we would even be able to have children.  Sadly I had a miscarriage in February of 2000 but we were willing to try again when we could and I became pregnant again in June of 2000.  Evan was due on March 3rd, 2001.  My pregnancy was uneventful and all signs pointed to a healthy baby.  Unfortunately I developed pre-eclampsia at 30 weeks.  3 weeks of bedrest followed and on January 18th, 2001 at 11:41 a.m. Evan entered my world and my life has never been the same. No one seemed overly concerned at OSU that he was going to be 7 weeks early so we weren’t either. During the c-section the doctor commented on the fact that he had punched his hand out and he had an extra thumb.  I was devastated!  My baby was not “perfect”.  What were we going to do?  Little (more…)


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