I pulled into Days Inn Motel and Restaurant in Wind Fall, Idaho about 6:00 pm that evening and I was grateful for the break. It had snowed the entire day and my nerves were a bit frazzled from driving on snowy and icy roads. But I was hell bent on getting to my sister’s house as soon as I could. Her baby was due anytime and I didn’t want to miss it’s birth.
After checking into the motel, I went to my room and freshened up, then left to go for a bite to eat in the motel restaurant. On my way to the restaurant, my sister called and told me she had gone into labor and was heading to the hospital.
“Don’t have the baby until after I get there.” I warned her, upset that I might miss the birth after all.
My restless sleep was broken when my phone rang about 4:00 am. It was Tommy excidedly telling me the baby had just been born and it was a beautiful little girl.
As I was pulling out of the lot I noticed the sign, “Share an Idea.” Then I remembered the baby’s name, “Shara Anna Deal.” How about that.
Photo Credit: Joe Owens
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