Today my memory traveled back to the day when I went to the doctor and confirmed that indeed I was going to be a mother. The morning-noon-night sickness I was feeling had given me a clue. I was incredibly excited and suddenly scared of the awesome responsibility we had undertaken.
After my husband and I gave his parents the good news, we went for a ride with them and stopped for some ice cream cones. My in-laws went in while Bob and I stayed in the car. They came back with five ice cream cones. In the excitement of the moment my mother-in-law inadvertently got an extra cone – so actually Elvie got her first ice cream cone about eight months prior to her birth.
That was such a happy day only to be outdone by the day of her birth which we celebrate today with joy.