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Born too late

There’s a story on MSNBC (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44261033/ns/health-childrens_health/) about children with the condition Stephen had — apparently it’s called severe combined immunodeficiency or SCID. He had both SCID and hemophilia. Anyway, there is now an experimental treatment that allows children with SCID … Continue reading

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Going to the end of the story

I’ve been blocked on this since before Christmas. I’ve decided to go ahead a post about the end of the story; hopefully I’ll be able to write more about the middle once I’ve gotten through this. A few days before … Continue reading

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all boy

One day Stephen came running to our door, so psyched he’d run all the way from his house. “I’ve got something to show you!” he said, grabbing my hand to take me to his house. I stopped long enough to … Continue reading

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say cheese

One morning, Stephen knocked at the back door, incredibly excited — he had made a camera! He showed me the camera, which looked really cool, and took a picture of me. He’d taken a picture of Mrs. Hawkins, too. Of … Continue reading

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other woman

When Stephen was fourteen, he finally talked his parents into letting him go to school. High school! His excitement was incredible, when I would have loved to have stayed home and be tutored. Little things tickled him to no end, … Continue reading

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reversal

Stephen, Donna (one of the twins), and I had been playing one day when we started talking about how boring for us when I was always the wife, and he was always the husband. What if we switched roles? Even … Continue reading

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honeysuckle

As it always seemed to be, it was a miserably hot day. Stephen and I were sitting in the double swing in his backyard, just swinging to try to cool off and talking. We were making plans for our family … Continue reading

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