Good Friday turned into a great Friday for the Dubreuil family of Rockwall, but not without an odd twist along the way.
Matriarch Sandra Dubreuil had gone into labor, and the family — father, Jared, three kids, and the dog — piled into the minivan and headed for maternity at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
Nature, though, said, “Ah, ya know what? I think the family will have an addition before y’all get to the hospital.”
Nature’s always right.
Sandra’s contractions and other birthing-related developments [cringe] intensified to the point of a crowning event. Dad had to pull off the freeway and into the parking lot of a Denny’s restaurant in Garland, where he delivered a young, very young, Camila, and way to go dad — whose birthday is today, by the way, so happy birthday, Jared.
An ambulance arrived soon thereafter, the now-expanded Dubreuil family made it to the hospital, mom and baby were fine — still are, thank you very much for asking — dad may or may not have snagged a to-go Grand Slam breakfast, and the family dog was not traumatized. Only thing missing was a strip club.
Good Friday, indeed.
Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He don’t know nothing ‘bout birthin’ no babies, and he don’t wanna know.