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  • I remember unwrapping my first child in the hospital and checking every bit of him, astounded that every tiny toe had a nail and every finger had teeny baby knuckles, tiny perfect lips, ears, eyelashes - everything. I cried with joy and wonder.

    When William was born 17 months ago, he was outwardly a perfect replica of his father and mother blended. But his tiny heart had 2 holes in it. You'd never have known it to watch him play and sleep and eat, all of which he does with robust energy and verve.

    William has been an enormous joy... and serious too. He's watching his cardiologist examine him with his discerning look. After the exam and the echo and the ekg, the doctor couldn't find the holes in his heart; they are gone, even the one that we thought would require surgery later in his life. He's a miracle.

    Those holes have been filled with love!
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