Children

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” ― Mark Twain

The arrival of each child was a blessed event for us both, of course; full of gratefulness.  For myself, the birthdays also held that alchemy of terror and elation.  For Francine, it was a day of relief and sublime satisfaction.  I’ve said it before – she never asked me for anything except children.  When God graciously provided them, she dedicated her every instinct to their nurturing.  She was a good mother to them.  Fair and strong.  Gentle and forgiving.

In this entry, I just want to share a few photos of Francine being happy with her babies.

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Fran’s soft smile, content with our first baby girl.

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Our beautiful second child.  She entered the world laughing.

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God answered another prayer.

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And another.

 

I believe she prayed every day for them.

 

 

 

 

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