Calvin Leon Mays

This is to announce the arrival into this world of Calvin Leon Mays. My wife and I got up this morning around 4am so we could drive our son-in-law and daughter to the Lakeside Women’s Hospital in OKC. The delivery of their son was to be induced at 5:30am. However, after monitoring the baby’s vitals for about an hour it was discovered that every time my daughter had a contraction that his pulse would drop to half. It was decided that it would be best for the baby if my daughter had a C-Section.

She became very frightened when they said that. I called my son, a second year resident at GWU Hospital in Washington, D.C.; I asked him about the procedure. He wanted me to take the phone in so he could encourage his sister. I tried to do that, but the best I could do was let my wife hear what he had to say.

They moved us all to the other end of the hospital then called us to the delivery area around 8:00am. At about 8:20am my son-in-law came out holding my grandson. He was born at 8:15am on September 9, 2008 to the relief of many people. I thanked God for answering our prayers then marveled at this exquisite little boy who weighed in at 5 pounds and 14 ounces.

Follow this link to see some of the pictures I took over the last few days since we have been here as well at those on this tremendous day.

I want to thank everyone who has been praying for this baby boy and my daughter and son-in-law.

In Christ

Mike Ratliff