“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.


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


Our beautiful second child.  She entered the world laughing.


God answered another prayer.


And another.


I believe she prayed every day for them.





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