December 2003 Page 31
This story is about my son who has always been interested in history and especially Presidents. One president in particular was President Lincoln. My son knows everything about him, even the names of all his kids. We were looking at some pictures of President Lincoln's children and the eldest son, Robert Todd Lincoln, looks a lot like my son Austin. It is almost eerie.
We kind of thought maybe we were related to the family, though, because our last name is Todd and of course Abe Lincoln was married to Mary Todd, so my husband thought maybe she could have been related to him. My husband is from Kentucky and so was Mary Todd. Anyway, I started to see some other similar things about Robert Todd Lincoln and my son besides physical features. Like the whole name of my son is Austin Robert Todd because I named my son after my father Robert. Kind of weird Austin Robert Todd and Robert Todd Lincoln???
That isn't all. I was looking up some stuff about Robert Todd Lincoln and the website I went to said that he passed away July 25 around 6:00, although most books list his death as the next day of July 26th. It is actually believed he died the evening of July 25, 1926 in his sleep. That was the first website I went to and it sent chills through me because Austin my son was born on July 25 around 6:00 in the evening 1986. It was kind of scary. My son was not really due to be born July the 25th either because of some complications I had labor induced and he was born most likely about a week earlier than his due date. In reading about reincarnation I have heard it runs in families so maybe we are related to Mary Todd Lincoln. Who knows. Maybe it is all coincidence? I still have a weird feeling about it though.
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