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!

And then,

Her name is Cosette.