Almost exactly one year after they came to visit me in Okinawa, I had their 4th grand daughter. Due to a disease called Eclampsia, I almost didn't make it back to the states. When I was so sick and in the ER, and ICU in the naval hosp in Okinawa, All I wanted to do was talk to my Dad. I just wanted him to know I was ok and not to worry about me. Everyone at the hospital including Darin had thought I lost my mind when I kept saying, "I want my Daddy". I just wanted to talk to him on the phone, but I couldn't make anyone understand that.
When we came home from Okinawa on June 27, 1996. Everyone from Darin's and my families was there at the air port to welcome us home. We had not seen anyone in 3 years except Mom and Dad. Everyone was very excited to "meet" their new grandson, grand daughter, neice and nephew, and cousins. We were very glad to be home.