a bringer of light

she is here.

Thirteen years ago today, at 4:40 pm, Lucy Marie Ahern came into this world, bawling out her barbaric yawp. 

At 4:40 am, I woke up in a hospital bed, looked at the clock and noted it was 12 hours after she was born. Then, I looked over at the isolette next to my bed and saw baby Lucy through the clear plastic side. She was awake. She surprised me — I ass…

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