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Meant to Be

As told to Leah Gebber

This is not a comfortable story to read, but it’s a true one. And maybe you, too, can learn from it. The story begins with the birth of my nephew — what a simchah! This was the first grandson in the family, and my parents were walking on air. Of course, along with the birth of a boy comes the fanfare and fun — a shalom zachor, a voch nacht, a bris.…

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

I was nine when Refael was born, and I did my best to help my sister-in-law as much as I could. I held little Refael, rocked him, bathed him, coaxed him to drink his bottles, which took ages because he was so weak. When he got older, I wrapped him gently in a blanket and pushed him around the park, built endless towers made of blocks, and told him the same stories over and over

 

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