Lucky 23



We’re not really superstitious. Really.

Mariel’s due date was September 25th. On the 19th, Francisco drew a picture of pregnant me on our calendar. We’d been joking that it would be neat if Mariel was born on the 23rd.

A few years ago, we christened 23 as our lucky number because lots of important events have occurred on the 23rd.

Francisco was born on December 23rd. He came to the US on May 23rd. We started dating on November 23rd.

So on the 19th we said, “Wouldn’t it be cool if she was born on the 23rd?” and we laughed as Francisco drew the pregnant me and then drew another picture with the words “Mariel nace
aqui?” on the block for the 23rd.

On the night of the 23rd, she was born. A few days later, I went back and wrote “SI!” underneath the picture.


2 responses »

  1. There’s something magical about numbers. 3 has always been my number. (Oh and I was born on December 23 too!)

    I think that’s so special that Mariel was born on the 23rd!

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