It was around 6:30 pm on Thursday, June 18th. I was outside with my father-in-law recapping our bluestone patio wall with new stone when I heard a loud wince of pain. My wife, Darian came outside and said she felt a sharp pain in her lower back. She was 8 days past her due date, so my mind immediately started filling with excitement. Three minutes later, another wince. Tiffany, (my mother-in-law) looked over at me, waited until our eyes met, and smiled ever so slightly. We had tried literally everything. Castor Oil (yuk!), Milk Thistle tea, a mommy-daughter COVID Spa night in our jacuzzi. Nothing had worked. Little did we know the next 72 hours would be the most amazing, terrifying, and exhausting hours of our lives.
On Friday, we went in for an ultrasound and for the first time in 3 months, I was allowed to come. After the ultrasound tech started her procedure, she looked over and said, “you’re in early labor. If the baby isn’t here by Monday, don’t be surprised if the doctor pushes for an induction.”
Well, she was right. By Saturday at noon, Darian was in full on labor. We went to the hospital are around 2:30pm. Hospitals in peak COVID are a scary place. We had to go through the check ins, and I had to wear a mask during almost the entirety of her labor. Finally, at 1:52 pm on June 21st, 2020, Micah Tyler Boling arrived. 20 inches, 8.5lbs and quiet as a mouse. If June 21st doesn’t ring a bell, take a quick look back in your phone calendar. It was Father’s Day. Talk about a gift! I pushed for us to leave as soon as possible, so the following day, we took Micah home.
Micah was named after my favorite Scripture, Micah 6:8. “Seek justice, love mercy, walk humbly with your God.” He is now 18 lbs, 27 inches, teething and can walk assisted. ‘College Planning” has a whole new meaning now and the first thing I did once things settled down a bit was buy more life insurance. I know, typical “Financial Advisor move” but seriously…I get it now. College Planning, Estate Planning, Risk Management (I sold my Harley). These things all have more personal meaning to me now. I’ve spent years assisting clients build out complex and individualized plans and now, I’m doing it for myself and my family.
Thank you for the kind words, encouragement, and support through these past few months. I look forward to continuing to serve you. Darian and I are grateful for your graciousness. I always am and will continue to be here to provide you with the utmost level of service and expertise. You can schedule a time for us to connect anytime via my online calendar here
Together, we’ll uncover the beauty of creating Financial Freedom.