I was sitting in the courtyard at Flora Hostel in
I drove Agnes to the grocery store for some provisions for her before she headed upcountry and then I went home. I still think it’s amazing that I was driving all around
By the time Coty got home from work, the contractions had become a little more serious. My back started to hurt and I started to wonder. I drank some lemonade and promptly threw up. At that point, I was beginning to doubt the doctor’s words, but still….tonight??! We decided that even though we didn’t think the baby’s arrival was imminent, I was becoming too uncomfortable to go out to dinner. Bummer! We called our friend and cancelled. Less than an hour later we were on our way to the hospital.
When we arrived at the hospital, the admitting nurse scolded us for waiting too long to come to the hospital. But they had told us to come when the contractions were 10 minutes apart. That’s what we had done! Labor progressed quickly and a few short hours later, Coty and I had received the first of the six most wonderful gifts of our life.
Erin Elizabeth Pinckney arrived at 9:30 PM,
And now…she is a beautiful woman…inside and out. And I am the most fortunate of mothers to have a daughter who is...
a follower of the Lord Jesus, serious about her commitment to Christ,
happily married to a man she adores (and so do I!),
working hard at a job she loves in a gorgeous part of the country (too bad it's so far away),
looking forward to creating a home,
a horsewoman, a poet, a cook, a singer and
the most precious daughter imaginable!