Posted by Nancy Spiegel. Written by Kerry Ryerson.
A brand new world opened up to me that early spring day in
Augusta, Georgia. It was Friday, March 28, 1986 – Good Friday and
Sean’s actual due date!!! The dogwood trees were starting to
bloom and it was a beautiful day! Sean had been born two weeks
early on Friday, March 14. He had been home for one week after
having spent his first week of life under the bilirubin lights in
the hospital. Every morning of his first week at home I had taken
Sean to the hospital to have his heel pricked to check his
bilirubin count, followed by a quick trip to the pediatrician,
Dr. Hansen. My mom and my 22 month-old daughter Ajda had
accompanied me each time.