How Christmas Lights Came To The Rescue
You could say the she was guided into the world by the light of Christmas.
Carla Hux of Michigan, was already six days overdue with her fourth child, when she went into labor. Her and her husband Bill, jumped in the car and headed for the hospital, but their soon to be born daughter was having none of that.
“We started driving. I got to D Avenue and she said, ‘We weren’t going to make it,'” Bill Hux said.
He said the ride was not a quiet one. His wife was in the front passenger’s seat of their 2000 GMC minivan, but she had turned around nearly backward.
“She was saying, ‘I don’t think we’re going to make it,'” Bill said. “I said, ‘No, I’ll drive fast.’ But she said, ‘Pull over now and quit hitting all the bumps.’ And so I pulled into this house’s driveway that had a bunch of Christmas lights and stuff.”
Bill funnily recalled that the house resembled something by Clark Griswold from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
He chose the house because it brightened up the street so much, and a good thing he did. By the time he parked and got over to the passenger side, baby Lezlee Grace already had her head out. With the aid of the sufficient lighting, she was born and the quick thinking parents wrapped her up, cleared her mouth and went MacGyver, using a shoelace from Bill’s shoe to tie off the umbilical cord.
Funnily enough, with about 7 emergency vehicles arrived with lights flashing and all the commotion, no one from the home came out to see what all the excitement was about. Bill says he may return one day to let the owners of the home know that a baby was born with their unknowing help.
Congratulations to these resourceful parents!