When Brooklyn mom Anahi Sanchez Moreno went into labor right before Hurricane Sandy pounded New York City and its surrounding areas with unimaginable rage, she quickly got into one of the last cabs on the road with her husband, Fernando Dimas Martinez, and headed straight to the hospital.
And at 5:43 p.m. on the day of the massive hurricane, their precious baby girl was born, and they decided there was only one name they could give her considering the day's events -- "Sandy."
I know, I know -- you're probably sitting there thinking to yourself, "Why on earth would anyone want to name their baby after a hurricane or some other catastrophic event?"
Little Sandy's father had a great way of summing up the couple's decision to give her that name. He said, "When something happens -- good or bad -- it gets stuck in your mind. It’s a coincidence that my daughter was born during the hurricane. Now, we will never forget it."
And the new baby's mom also had some inspiring words of wisdom to share: "The hurricane was horrible outside, but there are also beautiful things that happened. I saw a lot of babies being born and that had nothing to do with the awful things going on outside."
Wow -- does this couple have a great way of turning a negative into a positive and offering a new perspective on things or what?
They could've let Hurricane Sandy ruin their birth experience, but instead, they chose to make the most out of their circumstances and see the silver lining in that fateful day. Now they'll always remember it as one of the best days in their lives instead of the worst.
Would you name your baby after something most people associate with tragedy?
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