Dan Carl & Michael Castle
Mike: "That night, at 4:30, as I was getting ready to leave work, I called Dan and I said, 'Dan, I just got the call! Gideon is getting ready to be born.'" Dan: "You greeted me on the phone saying 'daddy', and I about flipped cause I thought, 'No, it can’t happen already.'"
Dan Carl and Michael Castle have been together for fifteen years. The Centerville couple says they are religiously married, just not legally. Castle is the Pastor at Cross Creek Community Church in Dayton. His partner, Dan Carl, works in the medical field. Mike and Dan came to the StoryCorps booth to share the story of the birth of their first child, Gideon.
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(Originally broadcast December 8, 2010)