The First Day I Met Ezra
By Aunt Effie
The following entry was written by Garry’s sister, Stefanie. Garry and I knew from the beginning of my pregnancy that we wanted Stefanie and her husband Joshua (also known as Aunt Effie and Uncle Squash) to be a part of the birth. We are very grateful that they agreed to be a part of our birth team and so very glad to have had their loving support and calming presence at the birth.
It was around 3:50 on a rainy, Friday afternoon. Joshua was finishing up stonework on our fireplace, and I was finishing up some bookkeeping. My phone rang, it was Amanda. In a calm voice she told me, “Hey Stefanie, my water broke today at work. It is time.” I remember it taking a moment to realize what she was saying. I then thought, “I have prepared myself for this call, these words, but auuggghhhhh! Hurry, hurry, hurry.”