The quarantine decided to get to our pregnant mommy and our second little bundle of joy determined to make his arrival a couple of weeks early!
Haddon Charles Campbell was born on Monday, March 30, at 10:50 in the evening. His birth was at a record time for us Campbells. Kaylee had just returned home from work on Monday and was in the floor playing Candyland with Beckett. Beckett was begging her to go outside, but mommy was tired and he deemed Candyland an appropriate counter-activity. Yet, as the game ended and mommy was cleaning up the game, her water broke.
In the other room, I was two minutes away from starting our virtual leadership meeting for our church. Needless to say, that was a no-go for me. Instead, we packed up our things, took Beckett to my parents’ house, and headed to the hospital.
We arrived at the hospital around 6:30 to become aware that Kaylee was already dilated to a 6 – which is over half-way to delivery time. And by 10:50, after three simple pushes, Haddon was born!
Listen, I cannot begin to tell you just how much of a superwoman my wife is. She was a trooper in the delivery room! But not only in the delivery room…at the hospital…at home…as a mother of two. She is the most tremendously determined woman I know! It is absolutely God’s grace on my life to have her as my partner for life.
Haddon Charles Campbell has a name that is very near and dear to my heart and my wife’s family. Of course, if you know me at all, you know that I have a preaching hero in Charles Haddon Spurgeon. He was the fiercest preacher in the history of Baptists and also the most biblically-centered pastor-theologian – I want to be like him. Yet, my father-in-law has a first name of Charles. So, we have killed two birds with one stone, if you will.
Ladies and Gentlemen,