But what if you were not born in a hospital?
My dear friend and former pastor, Darrell Sparks, was blessed this morning when his eldest daughter gave birth to his third grandchild and second grandson. The boy was born early this morning; around five o’clock, and he was born in Indiana. God bless him!
He wasn’t born in an Indiana hospital; however, he was birthed in an Indiana driveway.
Before dawn Chris Young (Darrell’s son-in-law and the music minister/youth pastor/computer geek of Dearborn Baptist Church, where Darrell is pastor) dropped off his two children at the grandparents’ house as he was on his way to the hospital with his wife who was great with child and ready to deliver.
Boy was she ready!
While handing off the kids, Sarah Young let loose a primal yell from the car. Chris dashed off to his wife, and then dashed back to the front door with the news that the baby’s head was crowning. In stepped Carla Sparks. Darrell’s wife, who would on this day deliver her third grandchild in the back of a Crown Vic which was sitting in her driveway. By the time the ambulance had arrived at their Lawrenceburg home, Carla had delivered the baby, tied off the cord, and delivered the after-birth!
This is truly an amazing story, and praise God that baby and mother are fine. Praise God the grandma was on top of the situation! This is all second-hand news by way of Carla to my wife to me. I haven’t had the opportunity to talk with Darrell yet today. But I am dying to know what he was doing while his wife was delivering their grandchild.
I was able to talk to Sarah’s sister Larah, and from her I learned that the boy who was born in his grandparents’ driveway was named Ethan. Welcome to world, Ethan! Congratulations Chris and Sarah! And way to go Carla!!