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September 12, 2006
They had told her she couldn't have children, and she and her husband accepted that fact. They thought they would adopt, because in those days, it was unthinkable to be married and not have children. Childless couples were not families. They were either selfish or unfortunate, suffering from some kind of malady that could only be whispered about, though mostly the woman was blamed, whatever the circumstances. However, it turned out that the doctors were wrong, and before they knew it, they had four children and no idea what to do with them. Suddenly, they were parents. Everything had changed.