Harnett man becomes dad on Father's Day

Posted June 18, 2012

— Father's Day was extra special for dozens of Triangle dads who got to hold their new babies for the first time.

Brian Walker, of Coats, became a dad for the first time. His daughter was due last Monday, but she held out to arrive in the world at 1:37 p.m. Sunday at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.

"The first I held her, and she looks into your eyes, you'll cry. I mean, she's beautiful," he gushed. Debra Morgan and her father Happy Father's Day

Walker said his daughter, named Ashley Lynn, is a miracle baby because he and his wife tried to have children for a long time.

Fourteen babies were born at Rex Hospital and eight at WakeMed on Father's Day.

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  • Wake1 Jun 18, 2012

    Great story!!

  • adw2 Jun 18, 2012

    Congrats to the happy dad and mom :-)

  • grooveus Jun 18, 2012

    Totally Dude!!!!

  • ifgraceisanocean Jun 18, 2012

    Aww...that's so sweet! Congratulations! I love to see a feel-good much easier to read than the usual "doom and gloom".

  • OneLove Jun 18, 2012

    How sweet! Your kids touch you like nothing else in this world....Congratulations!

  • Country Girlz Have MORE fun Jun 18, 2012

    Happy Father's Day !

  • Gnathostomata Jun 18, 2012

    Congratulations to the Walker family. Life will never be the same, but it's all good!

  • bettyboop40 Jun 18, 2012

    awwww congrats!!!

  • shortcake53 Jun 18, 2012

    And many happy fathers day to come.............

  • lisa4 Jun 18, 2012