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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and I write a monthly humour/sewing column for the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=barbara+emodi&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Abarbara+emodi

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Good news story

If you have been reading me for a while you know that my dear step-daughter has had a complicated pregnancy, following in fact a long tough road to get there.

Well, yesterday morning she delivered a perfect baby boy, a month early but absolutely healthy and wonderful.

Her water broke after dessert at my house on Sunday night and she went right into the hospital. The thing was her husband was away, nearly all the way across the country and had to get home as soon as he could.

Fortunately Westjet got him right on a flight and even held a connection 30 minutes for him, making up the time in the air.

During the flight of course, when you can't use your cell phone, our son-in-law had no idea what was going on at home.

Cut to our girl in the labour room.

Her cell phone rang and when she answered a very polite male voice asked her "You don't know who I am but I am the pilot on your husband's plane. We just wanted to know how you are doing."

Not sure what she said but they made it, just in time.

Thank you Westjet.


33 comments:

Sheila said...

what a beautiful story, thank you for sharing. You made me cry.

Jodie said...

That is AWESOME news. Yay WestJet!!

Sue said...

Thank you for a lovely story with an extremely happy ending. All the best to your family and the beautiful addition.

annie said...

What a shining endorsement for Westjet. So glad all is well w/ mother and baby.

Andrea Peterson said...

What a wonderful story! Congratulations on your new grandson.

KayoticSewing said...

Awww! That's just so cute!! I havent travelled by westjet - but now I will.

Congratulations to the whole family!!

LinB said...

Wonderful, wonderful news! I suggest the name "Samuel" for this miracle baby -- remember how Hannah prayed and prayed for God to send her a baby boy? (Thought about naming my own DD "Rejoice Greatly" but took pity on her and gave her a more normal name.) Best wishes to all the family; and a special "my hat's off to you" to the Westjet pilot.

Dinah said...

I read this and got teary eyed! Congratulations !!

The Purkinje Ninja said...

Thanks for a smile and a wee cry, but more importantly congratulations to all! Stef

Jacq C said...

Wonderful news - and what great service from the airline. Wishing the little one a happy health life :)

The Hojnackes said...

How wonderful! I am so glad it all went well. Congratulations to all of you on the new arrival.

Judi Pinkham said...

Beautiful...I cried too!!!

carolinascallin said...

What a great story! Congrats to all on the new arrival :)

Julie Culshaw said...

Sweet!

Kristine Balinski said...

Congratulations, and thanks for sharing that awesome "delivery" story! It's so nice to be reminded that there are people in the service industry that will really go the extra mile!

LyndaSewing.blogspot.com said...

Lovely story. I too cried. The pilot deserves a lot of credit, and the airline too.
Congratulations on your new grandson.

Allison said...

What a great story. So good to know that there are still people who will go the extra distance to help a stranger and also great to know that your daughter has delivered a healthy little one. Normally just a lurker but came out of lurkdom after reading your great story.

Anonymous said...

Precious!

And congratulations and best wishes - all around!

Brenda

Scenic Route said...

Thanks for sharing! Certainly a bright spot in the morning here (SURE beats the news)

Bunny said...

Great story! Congratulations to Mom and Dad on a healthy baby. Wonderful post!

Anonymous said...

Best news story in a long time! Way to go WestJet. Glad all is well with new baby, mom and dad.

Donna

Mary said...

Oh my...the kindness of others is wonderful! Congratulations on the new addition to your family.

Nancy Rae said...

Barb, this your cousin Nancy Jean from Vancouver. I just have to tell you how much I enjoy your blog, but today I cried. If I have a choice I always fly Westjet because they do care about the customer and always go out of their way to meet their demands. Congratulations on the new baby.

Cleverclogs said...

Congratulations to you and best wishes to your family. What a lovely story!

Elaray said...

That is great! Congrats to the new parents and grandparents.

I was beginning to believe kindness died a horrible death, but WestJet has proved me wrong.

ElleC said...

Congratulations to all! I love hearing birth stories.

What a lovely tribute to Westjet and their commitment to customer service! They are a great company.

velosewer said...

Congratulations all round!

Anonymous said...

Barbara,

What a wonderful happy story!!! This little boy will have exciting stories to share about his big entry into our world.
Hats off to Westjet and their thoughtful pilot.
Enjoy your new Grandson. :)

Almeda

Nancy said...

What an amazing airline, and such a wonderful pilot. WOW! Congratulations on the new addition. What a story to tell in years to come.

Jennifer M said...

Wow! The caring of people can really touch a person! Your story almost made me cry! I have always heard that employees of WestJet truly love their job, and it shows!

Tracy King said...

Wow that is an amazing story! Congratulations to the new Momma and Daddy :)

Tracy King said...

Wow that is an amazing story! Congratulations to the new Momma and Daddy :)

Jane M said...

How wonderful for you and all your family. It was a comfort to read about such care and concern on a day filled with tragedy elsewhere. Thank you so much for brightening us all with good cheer.