By REBECCA BRIA firstname.lastname@example.org
Reagan Hynick didn‚??t plan to have her first child on her grandmother‚??s birthday.
But she and her husband, Jeff, were pleasantly surprised to learn that the due date for their son, Jace, was Dec. 2, 2005 ‚?? the 82nd birthday of Reagan‚??s paternal grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth Bombick.
Hynick was even more thrilled when Jace was actually born on his due date - and so was Bombick.
‚??I thought it was time for her to have it,‚?Ě Bombick said of the baby.
By chance, or possibly by fate, over three years later, Hynick gave birth to her daughter, Kate Elizabeth, on Jan. 26, 2009 - the 87th birthday of her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Milbrodt. Kate was not due until Feb. 5.
‚??I thought that was a great coincidence,‚?Ě Hynick said. ‚??It‚??s pretty neat.‚?Ě
Milbrodt says she won‚??t mind sharing her birthday with Kate.
‚??It‚??s wonderful,‚?Ě Milbrodt said. ‚??It‚??s a good day.‚?Ě
Jace also enjoys having the same birthday as his Great-Grandma Bombick.
‚??It‚??s fun,‚?Ě Jace said. ‚??It‚??s really fun because I like it.‚?Ě
No one else in the family shares the same birthday, although Hynick‚??s sister, Rochelle Rogers, was born on Jan. 27.
Hynick, 34, is a second-grade teacher at Lehman-Jackson Elementary School. She has lived on the same road, Hoover Road in Lehman Township, as Milbrodt for her entire life. Milbrodt would often pick Hynick and her siblings up from school and watch them while their parents, Rick and Tera Bombick, worked.
Milbrodt has one child, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She enjoys observing Jace and Kate the most when they visit.
‚??Just watching them, I guess,‚?Ě Milbrodt said. ‚??They‚??re into everything most of the time.‚?Ě
Bombick is a U.S. Army Air Force veteran where she worked radar and was a secretary during World War II. She came to Dallas from Tennessee in 1945 after she got married. She has four children, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
‚??They‚??re just two very strong women that have gone through a lot in life,‚?Ě Hynick said of her grandmothers. ‚??They‚??re good role models to look up to. I‚??m just lucky that I still have my grams. I‚??m 34 and I still have both of my grandmothers.‚?Ě