© 2016 by Jake Jones
© 2016 by Jake Jones – All rights reserved
Karey got a big smile on her face and said “well, alrighty then”!
The temperature was about 78 degrees and the winds were very mild and balmy with top wind speed of maybe 10mph. Lying there looking out over the water was very relaxing and peaceful. Yes, there were plenty of surfboarders, paddle boarders, swimmers and sun baithers there, but that didn’t take away from the visual beauty.
At about the time that the Dispatcher said the response team on the scene, the baby arrived instead. They were completely unprepaired for this and had some real problems to deal with that they didn’t expect on their first day on the beach.
The baby boy was cleaned up as good as could be under the circumstances and then wrapped in a T-shirt that Jim had brought with him. Then, the nurse took the child, laid it in the shallow trench that Jim had made. Then, she covered most of the childs l with Sun-warmed sand which would keep the baby warm.
Jim and Karey, who had been married for 4 years, since the year 2000, and needed a vacation in a way they had never felt before. Jim was working a new Job for the county, and Karey was 7 months pregnant with their first child. The pregnancy was something unexpected, but the thought of having a Son or Daughter was over the top when it came to their anticipation about things in their lives changing. Things would be hugely different in 2005. It was Friday, and when Jim arrived home from his job with the County, he announced that his boss had given him the next week off (with pay) so they (Jim and Karey) could have some quality time before the baby arrived.