I am called Emily. I think my parents were considering the name Leia (after the Star Wars princess), but ultimately chose Emily. I don’t think I am named after anyone now, but had they chose Leia, I would have worn it well. 🙂
My mom said that I brought “Joy” from the very beginning. She said, “I was reading a Christian magazine about joy whether good or bad thru faith. At the time we were a little concerned about our premie baby and that brought me comfort.”
I was born two months premature by a scheduled c-section on a Monday morning. I was born early on account of my mom and I having different blood types; negative RH factor. Mom tells me I was in the NICU for quite a while, and it was a very emotional time.
Mom and dad take me back to their home nestled in a mid-size Minnesota rural town.
Image Credit: Sarah Hopkins