It was mid-morning April 16th, 1986. A beautiful Spring day much like today. I was lucky to be in the end stages of a short, easy labor and delivery. For 9 months, we were excitedly awaiting the birth of our first child. Suddenly I was whisked to the OR and the scenario changed dramatically within minutes. Lauren Elizabeth Barker was born gasping for breath, fighting for her life, and we were in shock. From that day forward, my life was forever changed.
To honor Lauren and to share all the life lessons that she taught us, I have penned my book Liz Barker, Author of Changed by Chance. Champion by Choice. Due out this Fall.
It’s been 29 years, but a mother never forgets…. She’s my guardian angel. Lauren 4/16/86 – 4/29/89