Originally posted at K-12 News Network
In politics they say that timing is everything; well, Ella’s arrival into this world turned out to be perfectly timed. It was 2008 and my husband and I were living in Ohio. Ohio being a key battleground state, campaign rallies for presidential contenders on both sides were occurring on a nearly daily basis. Because I was desperate for any distraction from the discomfort of being 9 months pregnant, I attended any and all campaign events within driving distance of our house. At long last, nearly two weeks after my due date, I gave birth to my beautiful bubbly daughter. Ella’s delayed arrival though meant that her birth occurred right smack on top of the Presidential Primary in Ohio.