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I had a child. He lived.

by Wench on March 3, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Reading this book is helping me to believe that. I did have a child. That child was real. I feel like it was a boy, and although I'll never know for sure, at least not on this side of heaven, we have given the baby a name.

And now we are going to give him a place in our family. There are a thousand photos of our son Constantine - framed, hung, reminders of his incredible life. Now Gabriel has a photo, too.


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