The birth of a child is a blessing for any family, but for our family my son Joshua’s birth was also an affirmation.
Helen Zegerman Schwimmer
This story was adapted from an article which appears in Helen Zegerman Schwimmer’s new book, “The Wedding Gown That Made History & Other Stories” available from amazon.com. For more details please visit her website: www.helenschwimmer.com
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