She decides to give birth with and epideral and all is going well and she goes into labor late one saturday night and rushes to the hospital sending out numerous texts to family, friends and the Halls. While in labor Christa gets an unexpected tragic call where she is told that the Hall's were involved in a fatal car accident.
Shocked and scared, Christa must now decide if she wants to keep her son, or choose another adoptive family for him or some other option such as Foster care. Her doctor says that she is only 4cm dilated and has at least 6 hours before her son will arrive. So she now has six hours to decide her sons future.
Camryn and Maguns arrive and Christa tells them what happened. Camryn tells Christa that her sister Rachel just had an adoption fall through and would be more than grateful if Christa was willing. Christa decides that would be the best idea. Rachel comes down to the hospital and moments later the baby is born
Rachel deciceds to honor Christa and let the middle name be Dylan but since her family is Jewish, she wants a traditonal Hebrew name for the baby and so she decides on Gideon Dylan Vaughn. Christa thinks that this to is a lovely name and says a tearful goodbye to her son a few days later. Rachel told Christa that she could visit Gideon any time.
Christa decides that it would be best to visit it him yearly so that she doesn't become to attached and has time to heal after every visit. She asked Rachel to send Holiday and birthday pictures and Rachel agrees. Over the months Christa becomes very depressed and develops and eating disorder that Camryn notices.
She decides to talk to Christa and get her help. The doctor recommends that Christa be put in a special hospital for therapy and classes on helping to deal with depression and the correct way to manage nutrition. Christa is admitted and is doing well over the next couple of months. Soon she is ready to come home and looks much better after a year in the facility.
She decides to treat her self to a nice dinner, a movie and a day at the spa before getting back to the troubles of the real world. She askes Camryn to Join her and she agrees. They two of them have a blast and forget all about there troubles and make tons of new memories! When they get back from there weekend they go to Camryns and there sitting eating lunch when they hear a knock on the door. They open the door and its Rachel and Gideon. Christa is so happy shes in tears! Her little boy is so big with the prettiest brown eyes and curly blonde hair! The first thing he says to her is "Hi Aunt Christa"
Though Christa wishes she could hear him say "Mommy" she is thrilled that Rachel is letting her be recognized as a family member instead of a friend of teh family. She and Gideon soon begin to color and though Christa is a little regretful that she gave him up, she knows that Rachel is giving him the life and stability that she couldn't have given him. Playing with her son has gotten Christa thinking again.
She decides to visit every month or so just so she doesn't miss a moment of her baby growing up.
Even though its hard, it would be harder to never see him and think about him again. One day Christas out walking around the park and a very handsome man bumps into her spilling his coffee all over her. He apologizes and askes if theres anything he can do to make it up for her, feeling confident she says "Well since it looks like your gonna have to get a new coffee, how about make it a date?" She accepts and she takes her coffee stained jacket off and the two of them go on there way, she soon finds out his name is Marcus Joshua Downing , the date goes wonderful and as hes walking her back to her car he says
A. we should do this again sometime, can i get your number?
B. Well it was great chatting but my wifes waiting at home
C. He just says bye with a smile.