Parents, Children Teach Each Other

Posted: December 6, 2012 at 2:18 a.m.

She was born early in the morning on July 26, 1987, the first of our four children. The doctor had assured us a few days earlier we were at least a week away from having our daughter, so when we called him before dawn, he told my wife to walk around and see if the contractions went away. I can only imagine how that could have looked to any of our neighbors awake at that ungodly hour. My wife, dressed in a yellow maternity top and shorts with bright-colored parrots on them, striding around the outside of our small Fort Smith house in the dark, me trailing behind trying to read a watch by street light to see if four minutes had passed.

This story is only available from our archives.

Opinion, Pages 5 on 12/06/2012