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March 4, 1991 was a scary yet magical day.

March 4, 1991

I was working in Mississauga, Ontario and living in Barrie. In those days, I was the night leader at an A&P store. My shift was 11pm to 8am. It was a little over an hour’s drive to work on a good day. Going to work was fine but then the weather turned bad. Snow and freezing rain. It was getting messy. And then the call came, it was time!

My wife had gone into labour. Her past experience was 37 and 27 hours labour. Plenty of time to get home? What was supposed to be an hour and bit drive took 4 and half hours. Luckily, my friends were able to get Denise to the hospital and took the older two children home with them. By the time I got to the hospital, it was after 6am. By then, Denise was in hard labour. 

Ashley, Brett and Dana in March 1991.We had gone to pre-natal classes because this would be my first time as a natural father and it would help me know what to expect. For the most part, it did. Except, I had no idea my wife had such an extensive vocabulary and now it was all my fault!

A Miracle Happens

Ashley born 1991 and now an adult.Ashley Danielle Clermont came into the world. At approximately 4pm March 4, 1991 my daughter was born. Ironically, what I remember most is she had a mouth full of crap! Hmm…some things never change? 🙂

I changed that day. I believe I started to become a better father. I now had more of an understanding of what my wife was feeling when dealing with the children. It’s amazing what God does in your life. Ashley was a gift from God that would change my world forever.

Happy Birthday

All of that to say, happy birthday princess!

Lot’s of love,



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