Caleb Hall and his wife Destiny from Coppell, Texas were driving above the speed limit when a police officer stopped them at the next traffic light. Caleb informed the Tarrant County officer that his wife’s water just broke and they were rushing to get to a hospital.
However in a turn of events, the labor began to progress faster than expected and the couple were forced to pull into the parking lot of a nearby gas station.
“Caleb told me, ‘You’re going to have the baby in the back of the ambulance, isn’t that exciting?’” Destiny told The HuffPost. “I replied, ‘No, I’m having her NOW.’”
Deputy Constable Mark Diebold, the officer that flagged them down a few minutes before, had followed them to the lot and stepped in to help deliver the baby safely.
“Caleb pulled my pants down, and they didn’t even make it to my knees before she started coming!” Destiny recalled.
Diebold not only caught the baby, he also cleared her airway and stayed with the couple until the ambulance arrived.
“How it has changed me was seeing his reaction to it. Evelyn’s birth was a sign to him that he was exactly where God placed him to be,” the second time mom told WIS-TV, “He is serving in a role which is his calling. The pure joy I saw in his face is a look I will never forget.”
It’s been a year since Evelyn’s dramatic entrance into the world and her parents threw a very special birthday party to which they invited none other than Diebold. Cyndi Williams, the photographer who offered to take Evelyn’s newborn photos for free, was also present to snap pictures of the special occasion.
Officer Diebold and the Halls have kept in touch since he helped deliver their daughter so it was a no brainer to invite him Evelyn’s first birthday tea party.
“The tea party was definitely a bonding moment for her and Uncle Mark,” Destiny explained. “She thoroughly enjoyed clinking her tea cup with him and she continued laughing with him after the photo shoot. It was fun to watch!”
Evelyn’s mom took to Facebook to share the pictures and her express gratitude, “Thank you Cyndi for these stunning pictures. I love Evelyn’s sweet smile, she LOVED the tea set … I’m starting to know what her Christmas present will be this year .. Mark Diebold … how awesome are these?? And you TOTALLY rock out the fancy drinking #PinkiesUp”
This is so adorable! We hope to see more photos of a growing Evelyn with Uncle Mark in the future.