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It was a Valentine’s Day gift in the nick of time for a Batavia soldier stationed in the Middle East.
Ryan and Rebecca Clark were expecting their first child.
Rebecca was here in Batavia and Ryan was stationed in Iraq.
Arrangements were made to have Ryan get home by Rebecca’s due date.
He left Iraq on February 10th, believing he’d be home in plenty of time for the birth of his daughter.
But babies have their own timetable. And so does the weather
 
 
UMMC Maternity Nurse Mary Ellen Reardon, a former travel agent, and mid-wife, Patty Beverly, feverishly started making phone calls to get Ryan home…and late last night, while still in uniform, Ryan stepped off the elevator at UMMC in time to witness the birth of his daughter.
 
Lillian Paige Clark, all 10 pounds of her, is just fine. So are Mom and Dad.
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# Aunt Beth
Monday, February 15, 2010 4:13 PM
So you even made it in the paper .. you two are the best and what a beautiful baby .. and a special valentine for all..
# Judy Harrison
Monday, February 15, 2010 5:24 PM
That is a wonderful Valentine Day story. Congratulations to the happy family.
Monday, February 15, 2010 7:53 PM
Becky this is sooo sweet! This makes me tear up!
# Dan Fischer
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 7:28 AM
Aunt Beth:
Even better, they made on the radio!
# Florida
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 4:17 PM
What a precious story. Congrats to this special family.

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