17 years ago mom and dad were awaiting your arrival, you stubbornly held on into the evening. One look at you and your dad said, "She is a girl" I guess he did not want to believe it until he saw you with his own eyes! We both could not believe we had a daughter after 4 sons, and we were so happy to welcome you into our family. Now you are 17, how is it possible?
We have 8 children and have been married 37 years.
Five of our children; Fred, Terry (Anna), Eric (Melissa), Brian, and Julia are on their own.
Meghan 14, Kara 10, Amanda 10, still live at home.
Meghan, Kara, and Amanda have the diagnosis of Down syndrome.
We have three wonderful grandchildren; Mathias and Madeline (Terry and Anna) and Desmond (Eric and Melissa)
We feel blessed to have a large family.